On reform of Interpol on the OSCE ODIHR conference in Warsaw, Poland

On 21 September, 2015 a two-week review conference of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights “Human Dimension Implementation Meeting” took place in Warsaw, Poland. Diplomats, representatives of other international organizations and civil society from 57 OSCE member states came to the capital of Poland for the event. As every year, the HDIM was also attended by the representatives of the Open Dialog Foundation.

On 22 September, 2015 the Open Dialog Foundation organized a side-event devoted to the reform of International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) in connection with its politically motivated misuse by non-democratic countries. Representatives of the Open Dialog Foundation presented specific cases, recommendations and current efforts to reform the organization, undertaken so far by the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the European Union. The speakers’ list included the President of the Open Dialog Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska; victims of the misuse of Interpol by non-democratic states, human rights defenders and experts: Pavel Ivlev, Muratbek Ketebayev, Nikolay Koblyakov, Wojciech Madrzycki, Alma Shalabayeva, Artur Trofimov, Pavel Zabelin and Evgeny Zhovtis.