How INTERPOL Can Protect Itself from Abuse by Corrupt Member Countries

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How could INTERPOL shield itself from being used as a political weapon against a corrupt country's own people? In the last post, I referenced an article by CNN writer Libby Lewis entitled, "Are some countries abusing Interpol?" In the article, Lewis raises numerous questions, one of which is whether a more in-depth review process should occur prior to INTERPOL's acceptance of Red Notice requests.

As it stands, INTERPOL relies on member countries to be aware of and observe the rules requiring that Red Notice requests be made legally, in compliance with the country's own laws and INTERPOL's rules. A Red Notice request is processed with a presumption of validity and remains so unless it is challenged specifically, or otherwise brought to INTERPOL's attention as being improper.

Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama reportedly requested a revision of that process, and his is a good idea. For INTERPOL, however, the thought may be rather daunting. Imagine having to review the validity of thousands of Red Notice requests, particularly when they originate from 188 countries across the globe, all with differing legal systems and law enforcement practices. Where is one to start?

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