Tag: INTERPOL

1st Jun 2022

CASE SUMMARY: El Omari v International Criminal Police Organisation (“INTERPOL”)

Background On May 24, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit upheld a decision by the District Court for the Eastern District of New York (“District Court”) which found that for the purposes of the International Organization Immunities Act (“IOIA”), INTERPOL qualified as a public international organization (“PIO”) and was therefore entitled to immunity […]

1st Mar 2022

Ukrainian Government requests Russia be suspended from INTERPOL

On 28 February 2022, the Home Secretary made an oral statement to Parliament, informing the house that the Ukrainian Government requested that Russia be suspended from INTERPOL. The request, which follows Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is part of wider efforts to isolate Russia from the global community, including severe economic sanctions imposed by Western governments […]

26th Nov 2021

Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi elected as INTERPOL’s next president

On 25 November, 2021, INTERPOL concluded its 89th General Assembly (‘GA’), 20th-25th of November 2021, an annual event in which Member State representatives discuss working methods, programme activities and general cooperation, in addition to voting on major decisions affecting general policy and resource management. This GA falls at the end of the four-year INTERPOL presidential cycle […]

19th Nov 2021

Concerns raised about INTERPOL presidential nominee and Syrian reinstatement

On November 16, 2021, Fair Trials, the Syrian Center for Media, and Freedom of Expression, alongside nineteen other organisations sent an open letter to INTERPOL’s Secretary General Jurgen Stock, raising concern about the reinstatement of Syria’s access to INTERPOL’s information and communications network, which allows Member States to send and receive messages with other Member […]

7th Apr 2021

Sir David Calvert-Smith publishes report on the UAE and INTERPOL

  On 7 April 2021, former UK Director of Public Prosecutions Sir David Calvert-Smith, in conjunction with International Human Rights Advisors, published Undue Influence: The UAE and INTERPOL, a report examining the relationship between INTERPOL and the United Arab Emirates. The report comes in response to reports that Major-General Naser Ahmed Al-Rasi of the UAE […]

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