Interpol and Child Abduction: a Remedy to Contest the Red Notice

The Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files  provides individuals subject to Red Notices,  with an opportunity to send paper submissions to review information on the Criminal Information System.  It allows  to request its deletion from the Criminal Information System, applying Articles 2 and 3 of the Constitution, the Rules on the Processing of Data and other acts, constituting  its lex specialis regime.
Since 2015 the Commission  has undergone significant reform, both in its composition, its institutional independence and its procedures for handling complaints. Contrary to the previous regulations, its decisions became binding on Interpol (art.26 (1) and art.38 (1) of the Statute of the Commission). It is to be noted that art. 83.1 (a,i) of the Rules on the Processing of Data  state that “red notices may not be published for offences related to private family matters[…] or deriving from private disputes”. 

Acccording to the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files Annual Report, there  were almost 1600 requests  in 2018 for review of information recorded in Interpol’s files.

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