[author: Lisa Ould Aklouche*]
A very common concern among this firm’s clients is how long it will take for INTERPOL to issue a Red Notice and circulate it among INTERPOL’s member countries around the globe. It can be frustrating for potential Red Notice subjects to learn that the answer depends in large part on the efficiency and motivation of the requesting country.
The procedure of the implementation of a Red Notice is composed of several stages:
There is no single answer to the question of how long each part of the process will take. The duration of all those steps depends in large part on the member states. What is more, Red Notices are rarely publicly published, which makes it more difficult to know the general average duration of the full process.
If a person has reason to believe that he or she is the subject of a Red Notice, an inquiry can be made directly to INTERPOL to determine his or her status with the Organization.
*Ms. Ould-Aklouche holds a master’s degree in French law. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.