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

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…more
| Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

INTERPOL and Russia- time for sanctions?

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…more
| Constitutional Law, International Law & Trade

INTERPOL’s CCF: Movement toward transparency

Given the fact that I have done my share of complaining about the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files demonstrating a lack of transparency and the need for more disclosure about its decision-making process, it is only…more
| Criminal Law

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

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…more
| Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

INTERPOL and U.S. reject baseless charges against US-based Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen

Clients often ask if a INTERPOL member country can request another Red Notice after it has been rejected or deleted already by INTERPOL. This concern arises when the Red Notice request is motivated by political concerns or…more
| Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

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

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…more
| Criminal Law

A refugee’s victory: INTERPOL’s new political refugee policy is already affecting lives for the better

“My life today is different.” These are the words of one of our clients, Mauricio Ochoa Urioste, whose life changed from one day to the next because he is no longer listed as a wanted person on INTERPOL’s Red Notice list…more
| Criminal Law

Toward ending dictators’ abuse of INTERPOL’s tools: Fair Trials brings “Demonizing Dissidents” to D.C.

I’m having the very pleasant experience of feeling a bit of fall weather this weekend, not because Miami has become unseasonably cool, but because I am in Washington, D.C. to attend an event hosted by Fair Trials, International…more
| Criminal Law

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

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…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

INTERPOL’s announcement in the cases of Rafat Ali Rizvi and Hesham al-Warraq

Any time a lawyer is successful in his or her efforts to zealously represent a client, I feel an appreciation for the satisfaction that the lawyer must be experiencing. Recently, though, I learned of an attorney’s success and I…more
| International Law & Trade

INTERPOL and the tax man

A reader recently sent in the following questions: Can you tell me would the IRS issue a diffusion notice in a civil tax audit involving offshore banking? Would Interpol even accept a diffusion notice on a non criminal…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

INTERPOL, refugees, and 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 by Fair Trials International.  Fair Trials and the Open Dialogue Foundation are among…more
| Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

INTERPOL and Justin Bieber- Red Notice removed, charges still pending

Justin Bieber might be breathing a bit easier when he travels these days: the Red Notice in his name was reportedly removed.  Bieber’s case provides an example of one of the situations in which a Red Notice is no longer a proper…more
| Administrative Law, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

INTERPOL’s CCF and the significance of Ex-Ukrainian president Yanukovych no longer appearing on Interpol’s website

INTERPOL has removed the Red Notice in the name of Ex-Ukrainian president Victor Yanukovych from its website. The removal of a name from INTERPOL’s online wanted pages is not indicative of a final decision, but it is…more
| Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

INTERPOL’s CCF- How long will the Commission take to respond?

I recently received an inquiry from a reader who posed perhaps the most common question that arises from people who have submitted inquiries to INTERPOL’s CCF: My mother-in-law has been a red notice subject, because her…more
| Criminal Law, International Law & Trade
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