Now that Nicolas Maduro is the President of Venezuela, most hopes of political reform in Venezuela have been dashed, at least for the next six years. This blog has addressed the issue of political oppression and persecution in Venezuela time and time and time again, as have many journalists and human rights organizations. In
INTERPOL’s I-link system: Growing Pains
When INTERPOL introduced its I-link system, the goal of the system was to provide its member countries with near-instant access to one another’s shared information about wanted subjects. While that goal clearly has been met, it hasn’t been without some bumps in the road.
Along with the benefit of instant access come the…
INTERPOL and Religion
INTERPOL is dedicated to providing global cooperation between the law enforcement agencies for all of its member countries. Obviously, the primary goal of an organization such as INTERPOL is enforcement of the laws of its respective countries. But what happens when one country’s rule of law is completely out-of-step with that of other member countries?
The Trouble with I-Link: Reeling in INTERPOL’s More Reckless Member Countries
In the last post, the focus was on INTERPOL’s consciousness of its potential vulnerability to legal action based on improperly issued Red Notices. INTERPOL’s I-Link system, which allows member countries much more broad discretion in the issuance of Red Notices, has allowed for information to be processed using INTERPOL’s databases in a way that was…
INTERPOL, Red Notice Challenges, and Lawsuits
In a recent MSNBC.com article, Ian Johnston reports on some of the frustrations experienced by Red Notice subjects as they attempt to challenge their Red Notices. He addresses the issue of possibly pending lawsuits against INTERPOL as a means of changing the manner in which a Red Notice is issued or challenged.
Although such efforts…
INTERPOL: More Red Notices Than Ever
If you think that you are hearing more about Red Notices and INTERPOL than you did in the past, you’re right. There is currently more Red Notice activity than there has been in at least the last decade, and quite likely in INTERPOL’s history.
INTERPOL’s 2010 Annual Report provides information regarding INTERPOL’s various endeavors last…