The case of Interpol
The case of Interpol
Our vision is a world where every person’s right to a fair trial is respected, whatever their nationality, wherever they are accused. Logo Charles “the Serpent” Sobhraj Carlos the Jackall Petr Silaev Petr Silaev “The door opened and a squad of anti-terrorist police rushed in and called my name” Logo www.fairtrials.org/case/petrsilaev “Regimes like the Russian one will have no shame in exploiting the INTERPOL network ... We need to develop better controls of the system, to prevent situations like mine” “The next day they drove me to Madrid, where I spent some nice hours on the bottom of a police car” Logo Benny Wenda Logo Logo Logo Vicdan Ozerdem Turkish activist recognised as a refugee in Germany, Vicdan was arrested at a border point in Croatia as a result of Red Notices issued at the request of Turkey. Detained pending extradition proceedings, with severe effects on her mental and physical health. Ales Mikhalevich Arrested in Poland and the United States, despite INTERPOL refusing a Red Notice request. Fair Trials has asked the CCF to explain what happened to the information about Ales which was sent to INTERPOL. One year on, a response is still awaited. Patricia Poleo “It is like walking out of prison after years of captivity.” Patricia, an awardwinning journalist living as a refugee in the United States, reacts to the news that INTERPOL had deleted alerts against her and her husband, Nixon Moreno, targeted by Venezuela under Hugo Chavez. Logo Logo Logo “At the end of 2013 there were 32,770 valid red notices and 70,159 valid diffusions on Interpol’s system; by contrast, in 2012 there were just 49 official complaints about them (though more may have gone unrecorded).” Logo CCF Annual Budget (20102012) Total Operating Income (2012) Our vision is a world where every person’s right to a fair trial is respected, whatever their nationality, wherever they are accused.
GLOBAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW MEETS “SOFT” POWERS: THE UNCOMFORTABLE CASE OF INTERPOL RED NOTICES