U.S. Appellate Court Upholds Interpol Immunity on Suit for Potential Red Notice Abuse

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Friday, June 10, 2022
Author: 
John Kennamer
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
6
Abstract: 

On May 24, 2022, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in El Omari v. INTERPOL.   The court held that the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) qualifies as a public international organization for the purposes of 22 U.S.C. § 288 immunity and that Interpol had not waived its immunity to prosecution.  El Omari is the most recent challenge to the perceived abuses of Interpol’s reporting system.