Interpol Red Notice

An Interpol Red Notice serves as an international alert circulated by Interpol upon a member country’s request, signaling the need for the temporary detention of an individual pending extradition. Although such notices are accessible on Interpol’s databases for global dissemination to law enforcement and border authorities, individuals often remain unaware of their issuance.

The presence of an active Red Notice can severely disrupt lives, essentially confining individuals within their own borders. The ramifications can include the forced closure of bank accounts under anti-money laundering regulations and obligatory disclosures from regulated entities, among other consequences.

At the Collegium Of International Lawyers, each case is treated distinctively, guiding our comprehensive strategy to effectively challenge a Red Notice. Our team’s profound expertise in this complex legal domain is evidenced by our successful track record. We dedicate extensive hours to rigorous legal research and analysis, crafting detailed legal opinions aimed at securing the optimal result for our clients.

Furthermore, our global network enables us to collaborate with local attorneys in the issuing country, gathering pivotal information from relevant law enforcement bodies to contest the notice’s legitimacy.

Our services include advocating for the removal of Interpol Red Notices, preventing their issuance, and addressing related diffusions.

For more detailed information on Interpol Red Notices, visit Interpol’s official pages:

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Red Notice FAQ

What is an Interpol red notice?
A Red Notice from Interpol signifies a search for a suspect for potential extradition for trial or to an international tribunal. Information and updates on Red Notices can be found on Interpol's official website. Law firms specializing in Red Notice cases assist in accessing the notice in the database, providing legal advice, and offering assistance to verify information and challenge charges if they are based on false information.
What people have a Red Notice?
A Red Notice can be issued to anyone through the following process: The General Prosecutor's Office sends the request to the National Bureau of Interpol, which then forwards it to Interpol's headquarters in Lyon, France. The Secretary General of Interpol makes the final decision on notifying member states that a specific individual is wanted.
Are Red Notices legally binding?
Red Notices are information-sharing tools for law enforcement agencies and do not legally obligate member countries to arrest or extradite individuals.
How does a country request a Red Notice?
To obtain a Red Notice, a nation's National Central Bureau (NCB) must submit a request to Interpol's General Secretariat, including the suspect's name, description, photo, fingerprints (if available), and details of the suspected crime, along with confirmation of a valid national arrest warrant.
Can Red Notices be misused for political or personal purposes?
Yes, Red Notices can be misused for personal or political motives. Governments have been accused of exploiting the system to target political dissidents, activists, or opponents, undermining the system's credibility and potentially leading to human rights abuses.