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The CCF uses tough love on INTERPOL’s National Central Bureaus

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

Under the leadership of its current Chairman, Vitalie Pirlog, the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (“CCF”) has proven in this year’s decisions that it is serious about holding National Central Bureaus to their...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 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’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

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

Final session of the year for INTERPOL’s CCF

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

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

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

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

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

In Perfect Harmony: the CCF and the General Secretariat of INTERPOL

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

Today's post is the third in a series of posts addressing the CCF's Annual Report for 2011 and focuses on the relationship between the CCF and the General Secretariat....more

Mother, May I? The Effect Of An INTERPOL Challenge On Extradition Proceedings

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

In a continuation of a series of posts about the CCF's Annual Report for 2011, today's post focuses on a perhaps surprising, but apparently common, occurence in INTERPOL member country courts around the world....more

INTERPOL's Red Notices: Sometimes, It Ain't Over Even When it's Over

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

For the next several posts, the focus of this blog will be on the issues raised and discussed in the 2011 Annual Report by the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL's Files ("CCF"), found here. Every year, the CCF issues its...more

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