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China & Interpol

Human Rights Watch has published an open letter critical of misuse of Interpol “red notices” by China. Interpol’s 86th general assembly meets in Beijing September 26-29 and its new president is China’s public security vice minister. HRW reminds the association … Continue reading

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Interpol targeting wildlife crimes

Interpol has launched a new initiative targeting wildlife crime, especially poaching of ivory, rhino horns, and big cats. Expert assistance will be provided to affected countries, especially in Africa and Asia; investigations will exploit links to corruption, money laundering, and … Continue reading

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Reforming Interpol

The Interpol General Assembly took steps during its recent meeting to address two lingering concerns: (1) tightening criteria for “red notices” so that they aren’t used for political purposesĀ and (2) improving procedures by which individuals can contest their inclusion on … Continue reading

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Interpol updates

At its annual General Assembly in Bali, Interpol declined Taiwan’s request to participate in observer status, and declined the Palestinian application to become a member state. On the sidelines, Interpol signed a cooperation agreement with GCCPOL, the new regional association … Continue reading

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Sensitive issues for Interpol

Interpol holds its 85th General Assembly November 7-10 in Bali, Indonesia. Among the agenda items are applications for membership from Taiwan and the Palestinian Authority. Taiwan was previously a member but was forced to withdraw in 1984 at China’s insistence. … Continue reading

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Beefing up Aseanapol considered

This article reports that Asian ministers recently considered creating a Europol-style regional agency, mainly to enhance capabilities for preventing and investigating cyber crime. No short-term decisions are expected while discussion and planning continue.

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China-ASEAN Law Enforcement Academy

Following a recent meeting of police academy presidents, it was announced that a China-ASEAN Law Enforcement Academy will be established at Yunnan Police College in Kunming. The college has agreed to provide free training and education to 2,000 officers from … Continue reading

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