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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

INTERPOL's Need for Reform as Recommended by Fair Trials International

This is the second in a series of posts addressing the current call for INTERPOL's reform. Fair Trials International recently released a report containing its recommendations for change to INTERPOL's current system. ...more

INTERPOL Begins 2014 Facing Calls for Reform from Both Human Rights and Conservative Organizations

As 2013 drew to a close, two very different organizations released their own reports, both of which addressed the need for reform within INTERPOL and its independent review body, the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL's...more

Travel as a Red Notice Subject

A reader recently sent in a question about his ability to travel while INTERPOL may have a Red Notice (or other notice) pending in his name, as well as finding out whether he is actually the subject of such a notice....more

INTERPOL and country-to-country Red Notice removal efforts

INTERPOL is an international information sharing agency that allows its 190 member countries to assist one another in the search for wanted persons who are suspected of having fled the jurisdiction of the requesting member...more

Removing an INTERPOL Red Notice - Where to start

A reader recently posed a question that is often the first in a long line of questions that arise when one's life is touched by INTERPOL. The question...more

How long does it take for INTERPOL to answer a request? The CCF's 2012 Annual Report

We're in the middle of a series of posts about issues that are addressed in the 2012 Annual Report of the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL's Files (CCF). The question for today is probably the most common of all for...more

INTERPOL and the CCF's 2012 Annual Report- the CCF looks to strengthen its role

(This is the third post in a series about the CCF's 2012 Annual Report) Each year, the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL's Files (CCF) submits its annual report at the General Assembly meeting. The report is...more

INTERPOL's CCF wants to evolve- and INTERPOL should support that evolution.

(This is the fourth post in a series about the CCF's Annual Report for 2012) In his speech to the General Assembly last month, the Chairman of the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL's Files raised several issues...more

INTERPOL's CCF: the 2012 Annual Report provides insight to the CCF's decision-making process

The Commission for the Control of INTERPOL's files has just issued its 2012 Annual Report. The report provides information regarding the CCF's activities over the last year. It also includes statistics on the CCF's...more

INTERPOL Red Notice subject Paul Watson back in the U.S.- and Costa Rican authorities still say they have a Red Notice in his name

Paul Watson, founder of a marine wildlife conservation organization called the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, has landed in the United States...more

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