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Tag Archives: INTERPOL

INTERPOL’s Red Notices and requests for removal based on political motivation

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges, Uncategorized
A attorney/reader recently sent in this question on the topic of publicly available information on Red Notices, in relation to an individual wanted by authorities in a particular country: My question is whether there is any tabulation of Red Notices that have been revoked/rescinded because of the Article 3 political repression nature of the issuance.… Continue Reading

Interpol and red notice for journalists- will the United States go the way of Turkey next?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Uncategorized
It was with great dismay that I read this article . It seems that under the administration of Donald Trump, United States officials are now gathering intelligence on the public activity of journalists, bloggers, and other people that the administration considers to be influencers on matters of import to the Department of Homeland Security. While obviously… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s Red Notice system- Turkey continues its attempts to use Red Notices as political tools against journalists

Posted in Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
A Turkish court has requested a Red Notice against reporter Can Dündar, the former chief editor of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet. Authorities charged him with espionage in 2016, alleging that he disclosed state secrets in the course of his reporting. As reported here, the Committee to Protect Journalists (“CPJ”) has criticized Turkey’s request as being politically motivated,… Continue Reading

INTERPOL and China- time is telling for Red Notices

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Uncategorized
Let’s start with the specific good news: Fair Trials International obtained the removal of a Red Notice for current leader of the World Uyghur Congress, Dolkun Isa, who fled China in the 1990s and was pursued by Chinese authorities through INTERPOL for charges that were widely viewed as being politically motivated. Mr. Isa, a dissident… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s CCF application for Red Notice removal and confidentiality – part two of two

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges, Uncategorized
In the last post, we began a discussion on the issue of confidentiality in requests for Red Notice removals to the CCF. When a Red Notice subject requests removal of a Red Notice, he is obliged to explain to the CCF why he is entitled to relief, and that explanation often involves reference to illegal… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s CCF application for Red Notice removal and confidentiality – part one of two

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
Why would a Red Notice subject want a request for removal of that notice to remain confidential? If you were a wanted person who was innocent, wouldn’t you want to shout it from the rooftops, for everyone to hear? The answers to these questions are more nuanced than one might initially think. By the time… Continue Reading

The CCF uses tough love on INTERPOL’s National Central Bureaus

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Infrastructure, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges, Uncategorized
Under the leadership of its current Chairman,  Vitalie Pirlog, the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (“CCF”) has proven in this year’s decisions that it is serious about holding National Central Bureaus to their obligations under INTERPOL’s rules. In his speech at this year’s General Assembly, Chairman Pirlog reminded INTERPOL’s membership that the CCF… Continue Reading

Turkey continues to challenge INTERPOL by abusing its Red Notice system

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Uncategorized
Last month, a Swedish journalist of Turkish descent, Hamza Yalçin was finally released from detention in a Spanish jail awaiting an  extradition decision. Turkey has requested and received an INTERPOL Red Notice based upon an underlying charge of “terrorism” and insulting the Turkish president. If he had been extradited, Mr. Yalçin would have faced over 22 years… Continue Reading

INTERPOL and child kidnapping cases- what are INTERPOL’s abilities and limitations?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
A reader recently contacted Red Notice Law Journal to inquire about INTERPOL’s role in child kidnapping cases. This question  is unfortunately more common than one might imagine, and is likely to become more so as we continue to evolve into a more and more transient world. INTERPOL’s involvement in child kidnapping, or abduction, cases, primarily… Continue Reading

INTERPOL and security checks from the U.A.E. and other Middle Eastern countries

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity
We continue to receive reports, like this one, of individuals who are wanted in the United Arab Emirates or other areas in the Middle East, for bounced security checks. I addressed the basics of this issue in a previous post, here.  At the time, it appeared that efforts to bring this matter to the forefront, led… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s CCF to begin publication of decisions (Part 2 of RNLJ’s New Rules series)

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Uncategorized
As discussed in the last post, here, INTERPOL’s new rules governing the CCF took effect in March. From a practitioner’s standpoint, among the more significant changes is the CCF’s new task of publishing its opinions and providing reasoning for them. The CCF is now required to “endeavour to make its decisions, opinions, recommendations and reports… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s CCF- Here come the lawyers! (Part 1 of RNLJ’s New Rules series)

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges, Uncategorized
Last November, at the annual meeting held under the direction of INTERPOL’s newest Secretary General, Jürgen Stock, the organization adopted new rules to be applied to its quasi-appellate body, the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (“CCF”).  This change marks the first time since 2012 that INTERPOL and the CCF have undergone such a substantive… Continue Reading

INTERPOL Red Notice removal cases- a sample of results from 2016, part 3

Posted in INTERPOL's Infrastructure, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges, Uncategorized
As the year begins, and changes appear to be coming to both INTERPOL and the CCF,* Red Notice Law Journal reviews some highlights from the CCF’s activity in 2016: Third case study: a comparison of the CCF’s treatment of Russian Red Notice requests: In today’s post, I’ll compare two very different decisions from the CCF,… Continue Reading

INTERPOL Red Notice removal cases- a sample of results from 2016, part 2

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges
As the year begins, and changes appear to be coming to both INTERPOL and the CCF,* Red Notice Law Journal reviews some highlights from the CCF’s activity in 2016. Second case study: Americas-based client with Red Notice from north African country In this case, our client had visited a country in the north of Africa… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s Refugee Policy

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices
Today’s post is by attorney Yuriy Nemets, who has given considerable thought to the issue of INTERPOL’s refugee policy, how it is being implemented, and how it might be further developed. _______________________________________________________________________ INTERPOL’s New Policy on Refugees: Is Everything Settled? Yuriy L. Nemets, Esq. Managing Member at Law Office of Yuriy L. Nemets PLLC LL.B.,… Continue Reading

INTERPOL and China’s Sky Net anti-corruption investigation- can INTERPOL support China’s anti-corruption efforts while still protecting human rights?

Posted in Member Country Activity, Red Notice Challenges, Uncategorized
One of my favorite adages is one that defense attorneys use in closing arguments when the government’s case contains some evidence of guilt, and some evidence of illegal police conduct: If a waiter in a restaurant brings you soup with a cockroach in it, you don’t eat around the cockroach- you send the whole bowl… Continue Reading

INTERPOL can expect more politically motivated requests from Venezuela – this time with sights on Kimberly-Clark representatives

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, has threatened to at least attempt to continue Venezuela’s abuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notice system. The paper product supplier Kimberly-Clark stopped production in Venezuela several weeks ago, in the midst of Venezuela’s worsening economic crisis.  Venezuelans already wait for hours in lines on a daily basis in an effort to obtain… Continue Reading

INTERPOL and Russia- time for sanctions?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices
The Russian Federation is one of INTERPOL’s 190 member countries, which means that it has the privilege of using INTERPOL’s databases to help it track down wanted suspects and convicts for prosecution and sentencing.  Along with that privilege comes the obligation to follow INTERPOL’s rules, not the least of which are the requirements that every… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s CCF shows that it needs imposed time limits for responses

Posted in INTERPOL's Infrastructure, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
A reader recently sent in the following question: I am a red notice subject. I made a request to CCF and received a reply confirmation that the request is admissible. This was more than 2 years ago and I haven’t received anymore replies. Should I write back another request to CCF or should I just… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s CCF- more meetings, more staff, and new policy all lead to quicker decisions

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
In the last post, I addressed the fact that it seems that some of the CCF’s decisions are being issued more quickly than they have been issued in the past. The CCF’s 2014 Annual Report sheds some light on the Commission’s current approach to its ever-increasing caseload: A continuing increase in the workload of the… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s CCF- How plain and clear responses will reduce the workload and increase transparency

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Red Notice Challenges
Some of the best advice I ever received was from a professor who told my law school class to “knock off the legal mumbo-jumbo” and just speak plainly, so people can understand you.  When lawyers speak in legal-ese or in industry terms, the only people who really understand them are other lawyers, and other people… Continue Reading

INTERPOL, refugees, and Red Notices

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Politically Based Red Notices
This May, INTERPOL announced its new policy on its treatment of Red Notice subjects with refugee status.  The policy is addressed in detail here by Fair Trials International.  Fair Trials and the Open Dialog Foundation are among the organizations that have advocated for reform of INTERPOL’s policies regarding those individuals who have been granted refugee status,… Continue Reading