Wednesday, July 12, 2022 – 12:00 pm EDT – 1:00 pm EDT
The panel will discuss new U.S. legislation concerning INTERPOL abuse, the organization’s response to recent political events on the international stage and the panelists’ experiences advising victims of INTERPOL abuse.
Specifically, the panelists will review: the U.S. Transnational Repression Accountability and Prevention (TRAP) Act of 2021 and U.S. policy towards INTERPOL abuse, INTERPOL’s lifting of “corrective measures” imposed on Syria in 2012 and the organization’s approach to requests from Russia in light of the latter’s invasion of Ukraine, the decisions made by the 89th (most recent) INTERPOL General Assembly and how they may affect victims of INTERPOL abuse, the controversies surrounding the financing of INTERPOL’s activities, the problems that the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF), a critical part of INTERPOL’s redress mechanism, faces on a daily basis, as well as CCF’s consideration of the principle of ne bis in idem, preemptive requests, bounced checks and other provisions of INTERPOL’s rules.
Bruce Zagaris, Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP
Ted Bromund, The Heritage Foundation (Washington DC)
Michelle Estlund, Estlund Law (Miami)
Laurent Grosse-Kozlowski, former General Counsel and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs at INTERPOL (Lyon, France)
Yuriy L. Nemets, Nemets Law (Washington DC)
Rebecca Schaeffer / Bruno Min, Fair Trials (Washington DC / London, UK)