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INTERPOL and security checks from the U.A.E. and other Middle Eastern countries

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

We continue to receive reports, like this one, of individuals who are wanted in the United Arab Emirates or other areas in the Middle East, for bounced security checks. I addressed the basics of this issue in a previous post,...more

INTERPOL Red Notices – what does it mean when a notice is removed from the website?

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

INTERPOL’s website contains a search page for wanted persons. A reader recently sent in a commonly posed question about those notices...more

INTERPOL’s CCF – how and when attorneys can have a second chance at obtaining a favorable CCF decision for their Red Notice...

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

In this series, Red Notice Law Journal addresses the changes created by the newly enacted CCF statute. Many of the changes are reflective of those requested by INTERPOL practitioners and by human rights organizations in the...more

INTERPOL’s CCF to begin publication of decisions (Part 2 of RNLJ’s New Rules series)

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

As discussed in the last post, INTERPOL’s new rules governing the CCF took effect in March. From a practitioner’s standpoint, among the more significant changes is the CCF’s new task of publishing its opinions and providing...more

INTERPOL’s CCF- Here come the lawyers! (Part 1 of RNLJ’s New Rules series)

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

Last November, at the annual meeting held under the direction of INTERPOL’s newest Secretary General, Jürgen Stock, the organization adopted new rules to be applied to its quasi-appellate body, the Commission for the Control...more

INTERPOL Red Notice removal cases- a sample of results from 2016, part 3

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

As the year begins, and changes appear to be coming to both INTERPOL and the CCF,* Red Notice Law Journal reviews some highlights from the CCF’s activity in 2016: Third case study: a comparison of the CCF’s treatment of...more

Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Quarterly Newsletter - Winter 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

FTC takes another look at merger remedies - On 3 February 2017, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released its Merger Remedies Study, which analyzed the success of merger remedies imposed by the FTC from 2006 to...more

INTERPOL Red Notice removal cases- a sample of results from 2016, part 2

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

As the year begins, and changes appear to be coming to both INTERPOL and the CCF, Red Notice Law Journal reviews some highlights from the CCF’s activity in 2016. Second case study: Americas-based client with Red Notice...more

INTERPOL Red Notice removal cases- a sample of results from 2016, part 1

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

As the year begins, and changes appear to be coming to both INTERPOL and the CCF,* Red Notice Law Journal reviews some highlights from the CCF’s activity in 2016...more

INTERPOL’s Refugee Policy

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

In February 2015, INTERPOL disseminated among its national central bureaus (NCBs) a new policy regarding red notices and diffusions seeking detention of individuals with refugee status. According to the new policy, in...more

INTERPOL reform efforts on this side of the pond

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

Yesterday, I was fortunate to attend the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission’s briefing on the issue of allegations of INTERPOL Red Notice abuse.  The panelists included: Rebecca Shaeffer, Senior Legal and Policy Officer, Fair...more

INTERPOL and China’s Sky Net anti-corruption investigation- can INTERPOL support China’s anti-corruption efforts while still...

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

One of my favorite adages is one that defense attorneys use in closing arguments when the government’s case contains some evidence of guilt, and some evidence of illegal police conduct...more

INTERPOL and politically motivated Red Notices- what we can learn from INTERPOL’s annual reports

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

A reader recently posed some questions about INTERPOL’s dissemination of information, and those questions are answered in today’s post....more

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

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

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

INTERPOL and Russia- time for sanctions?

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

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...more

Red Notice Newsletter - March 2016

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Olympus to Pay $646 Million for Anti­Kickback and FCPA Violations - Early this month, Olympus Corp. of the Americas (OCA) settled government investigations related to violations of the...more

TFTEA – CBP Organizational Structure

Among its many provisions, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (“TFTEA” or the “Act”), H.R. 644, formally establishes U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) as a department within Homeland Security (“DHS”)....more

INTERPOL’s CCF: Movement toward transparency

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

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...more

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

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

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...more

How the Terrorist Attacks in Paris Have Affected International Travel, and What is to Come

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Many witnessed increased security over the holidays at airports, train stations and public venues. The planner of the Paris attacks boasted about the freedom of travel through Europe, and the attackers held nationalities of...more

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

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

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

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

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

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

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

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

“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

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

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

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,...more

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

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

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...more

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