For people who find themselves the subject of Red Notices, it seems that the more questions they ask, the more confused they become. Part of this phenomenon is due to the nature of INTERPOL: it can be difficult to digest the verbiage used by INTERPOL, and the organization’s processes and rules are not exactly intuitive.
INTERPOL and attorneys- does your attorney designation affect the CCF’s processing of your case?
One of the most personal aspects of an INTERPOL case concerns a Red Notice subject’s decison about attorney representation. On that topic, a reader sent in the following question:
Can a termination of legal representation of a lawyer after the submission of the application form to the CCF ( deletion request) and before the first
INTERPOL’s Red Notices and How the U.S. Government Treats Red Notice Subjects
A lawyer from China recently sent me this question:
How does American justice system treat a Red Notice? Will the authorities arrest the person right away upon discovering the Notice?
Before addressing the question directly, it is also important to consider the purpose of the question, which is to determine what will happen to…
Update on The Innocent Red Notice Client: When INTERPOL is Used Improperly by Member Countries
This post was originally published on July 18, 2011; this is an updated version.
Today’s post addresses an insightful and very personal comment that was posted here. The author of that comment noted, correctly, that INTERPOL is sometimes used to further the corrupt goals of certain law enforcement officials in various member countries. Obviously…
Egypt’s Misuse of INTERPOL- Is it limited to political cases?
We know that Egypt has attempted to utilize its access to INTERPOL’s databases for political reasons against people who posed ideological threats to the current government, and more recently, to a political opponent of its current president. In accordance with its own constitution, INTERPOL has rightly refused to become involved in (or stay involved in)…
For Lawyers: With INTERPOL, There’s Nothing Like the First Time
When challenging a Red Notice, a lawyer has to be cognizant of many issues, not the least of which is the client’s personal timetable. But the lawyer must ensure that the client’s need for speed does not overcome the more critical element of a complete and persuasive first submission for relief to INTERPOL.
If I Were a Betting Man . . . I’d Watch Out for INTERPOL: What Lawyers Need to Know
I’m still thinking about the topic of the last post: FIFA’s historic donation to INTERPOL. The donation is meant to be used to prevent future crimes by training players, officials, and fans about the dangers of illegal betting and match-fixing. It is not for the purpose of investigation of the crimes themselves.