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Final session of the year for INTERPOL’s CCF

Last week, the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) met for its final session of the year. Each year, the CCF meets three times a year, which is the minimum number of times it is required to meet according to...more

Will INTERPOL Issue a Red Notice Against an Innocent Person?

“But I’m innocent!” Clients who are the subjects of Red Notices frequently and understandably feel a sense of outrage over the fact that a Red Notice has been issued against them when they are in fact innocent of the charges...more

INTERPOL thanks outgoing Secretary General Ronald Noble and welcomes incoming Secretary General Jürgen Stock

INTERPOL’s next Secretary General, Jürgen Stock, was officially elected this past Friday at the organization’s annual General Assembly. Back in June of this year, INTERPOL’s Executive Committee chose Mr. Stock as its...more

A new leader for the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files

INTERPOL has a new Chairperson for the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files, which is the quasi-appellate arm of the organization. Nina Vajic assumed her new post as Chairperson in September....more

INTERPOL And Politically Motivated Red Notices In Relation To Extradition Court Proceedings

In the last post, I discussed INTERPOL’s refusal to issue certain Red Notices based on INTERPOL’s determination that the Red Notice requests were predominantly political in nature. INTERPOL’s constitution specifically...more

The Effect of Russia's Court System(s) on INTERPOL

In the last post, I discussed the endemic corruption in Russia's courts and the need for INTERPOL's heightened scrutiny of Russia's Red Notice requests. Today's focus is on the reason that some litigants fare much worse than...more

Why Russia's corruption problem is also INTERPOL's problem

INTERPOL has received improper requests for Red Notices from Russia in the past, and all current indicators point to a worsening of the situation rather than an improvement....more

INTERPOL Red Notices and Immigration- Why a Red Notice might cause deportation or inadmissibility even when it does not lead to a...

In the last post, I discussed the case of Carmelo Bruzzese, who is wanted by Italian authorities as a Red Notice subject charged with Mafia association....more

INTERPOL Red Notices and Dual Criminality

The case of Carmelo Bruzzese provides an interesting example of why Red Notices do not always lead to arrest and extradition, even where the alleged crime is rather serious by most standards....more

FCPA Fugitives

The FCPA has broad extraterritorial reach. Everyone knows that and understands how foreign conduct can be prosecuted in the United States courts. FCPA violators, however, are learning about the long-arm of the law and...more

Germany's Juergen Stock to slated to become INTERPOL's Next Secretary General

INTERPOL's current Secretary General, Ronald Noble, will serve in his position until 2015, when his third term as Secretary General ends....more

INTERPOL on Russia's William Browder Request: No change

As was discussed last Thursday, Russian officials publicly reported that INTERPOL was considering Russia's third request to provide assistance in locating and apprehending William Browder. ...more

Russia requests that INTERPOL issue a Red Notice for William Browder again

Russia's preoccupation with obtaining a Red Notice against William Browder continues. I first addressed this issue here. For those who haven't followed the case, William Browder is the chief executive officer and co-founder...more

FDA Regulatory Update: International Crack Down on Online Pharmacies Identifies Over 1,900 Websites Selling Unapproved or...

By participating in the organized, global action known as Operation Pangea VII, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) made good on its promise to continue working with the international community to investigate online...more

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?...more

More on INTERPOL, the UAE, and Bounced Checks

A reader recently sent in this comment, which has been modified to protect the reader's privacy...more

The Effect of Egypt's Broken Justice System on INTERPOL

The Egyptian justice system continues to suffer from the absence of basic due process, and we continue to see example after example of cases wherein defendants receive no protection from unfair trial proceedings. First, a...more

Warning signs of Red Notice Abuse Based on Private Disputes

In the last post, I addressed the issue of INTERPOL's involvement in financial disputes arising from debts owed by individuals to financial institutions in the UAE. Today, the focus expands to the broader question of how some...more

INTERPOL Red Notices - Update on Bankers' Use of INTERPOL's Tools to Enforce Private Debts

The UAE banking crisis and its inappropriate involvement with INTERPOL Red Notices, which have been addressed here and here in this blog, appears to drag on still. Parag Deulgaonkar reported recently for Emirates 24/7 that...more

INTERPOL Red Notice Removed for Gilberto Jesus Imery Gonzalez

At a time when so many Venezuelans are suffering through political, economic, and social upheaval and violence, it can seem hard to come by good news. Today, however, we do have some very good news. ...more

Bolivian Anti-corruption Chief's Extortion Conviction Shows How INTERPOL Red Notice Abuse Can Arise

Humberto Roca's story may seem unusual to Western minds, but it is all too familiar in the world of INTERPOL abuse. Roca was the owner of a Bolivian airline company called Aerosur Airlines, and as a wealthy business owner...more

Red Notice Newsletter - March 2014

This month on the anticorruption front, a New York court orders two former Siemens executives to pay record civil penalties in a bribery case involving the company’s Argentina business; Canada prosecutes former executives...more

Will a Red Notice Subject be Caught When Traveling? Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Illustrates Why the Answer is Elusive

A good number of Red Notice subjects who seek to remove their notices from INTERPOL's files are legitimate businessmen and women who need to travel to maintain their livelihoods. Many of them find themselves forced to...more

INTERPOL and unresponsive NCB's- what happens when they just don't answer?

A reader recently wrote to ask what happens when an INTERPOL member country's National Central Bureau (NCB) does not respond to INTERPOL's requests for confirmation of information supplied by a Red Notice subject or his...more

INTERPOL's CCF- When Will It Respond to Requests Considered in the January Session?

The CCF (Commission for the Control of INTERPOL's Files) has completed its first session of the year, wherein its members considered the requests for removal of Red Notices, and likely other notices and diffusions, that were...more

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