ODF President Lyudmyla Kozlovska released an interview about the abuse of Interpol against dissidents

ODF President Lyudmyla Kozlovska released an interview about the abuse of Interpol against dissidents

25.11.2021
ODF President Lyudmyla Kozlovska, in her interview with the Spanish magazine elDiario.es, discussed the abuse of Interpol’s “red notice” by authoritarian states. Kozlovska also stressed that compensation enforcement should be made in order to reduce this abuse. Throughout the interview, ODF President Kozlovska stated there is a systematic problem of abuse of Interpol’s powers by […]
ODF’s Interpol research as leading source for the European Parliament’s Human Rights Subcommittee (DROI)

ODF’s Interpol research as leading source for the European Parliament’s Human Rights Subcommittee (DROI)

21.02.2019
The European Parliament’s Human Rights Subcommittee has recently released a report it has commissioned, entitled “Misuse of Interpol’s Red Notices and impact on human rights – recent developments”. Yesterday, the study was officially presented at the subcommittee’s meeting.
“Members of PACE warn Interpol of persistent violations”

“Members of PACE warn Interpol of persistent violations”

13.10.2017
On 11 October, 2017, Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) addressed the Secretary of Interpol, Mr Jürgen Stock, and the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files (CCF) in a bid to warn against abusive use of the international arrest warrant.
Open Democracy on Interpol reforms postulated by ODF

Open Democracy on Interpol reforms postulated by ODF

26.09.2017
Non-democratic states continue to issue international arrest warrants for dissidents, journalists and political opponents. The fact that the problem is continuing to be present means that regimes adapt their conducts and ultimately the new reforms do not catch up with the reality.
“Reform of the INTERPOL: don’t let it be stopped halfway” – a debate during OSCE/ODIHR HDIM 2017

“Reform of the INTERPOL: don’t let it be stopped halfway” – a debate during OSCE/ODIHR HDIM 2017

21.09.2017
The Open Dialog Foundation, in partnership with Destination Justice held a debate “Reform of the INTERPOL: don’t let it be stopped halfway” in Warsaw on 15 September 2017, at the premises of the National Stadium (PGE Narodowy) on the occasion of the OSCE HDIM2017.
“Reform of the INTERPOL: don’t let it be stopped halfway” – a OSCE/ODIHR HDIM 2017 side event

“Reform of the INTERPOL: don’t let it be stopped halfway” – a OSCE/ODIHR HDIM 2017 side event

21.09.2017
The Open Dialog Foundation, in partnership with Destination Justice held a debate “Reform of the INTERPOL: don’t let it be stopped halfway” in Warsaw on 15 September 2017, at the premises of the National Stadium (PGE Narodowy) on the occasion of the OSCE HDIM2017.
An appeal from victims of abusive Red Notices – video

An appeal from victims of abusive Red Notices – video

18.09.2017
This film was prepared in cooperation with Destination Justice in order to attract attention to the problem of Interpol that is frequently misused by authoritarian regimes. It was screened at our Interpol side event during Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2017 organised by OSCE ODIHR in Warsaw
Vocal Europe: “Monday talk with Lyudmyla Kozlovska on the misuse of INTERPOL by autocratic regimes”

Vocal Europe: “Monday talk with Lyudmyla Kozlovska on the misuse of INTERPOL by autocratic regimes”

11.09.2017
Fugitive alerts issued by Interpol, the international law enforcement clearinghouse, can make it hard for fugitives to slip across borders. But, the group’s ‘red notice’ database is frequently used by authoritarian governments to control and prosecute dissidents, human rights activists
“L’Opinione: Don’t let INTERPOL be an instrument of the authoritarian regimes”

“L’Opinione: Don’t let INTERPOL be an instrument of the authoritarian regimes”

01.09.2017
The issue of abusive Red Notices has become topical once again in the media, after Turkey issued an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, Mr Doğan Akhanlı. In an article published by an Italian newspaper, ‘L’Opinione delle Libertà’, it takes the example of the Turkish dissident
The ODF on a 2-days mission to the Italian Parliament discussing the reform of INTERPOL and victims of abusive Red Notices

The ODF on a 2-days mission to the Italian Parliament discussing the reform of INTERPOL and victims of abusive Red Notices

14.07.2017
Between Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 July, 2017, the Open Dialog Foundation met in Rome with representatives of NGOs and members of the Italian Senate and Chamber of Deputies. The 2-days visit was an opportunity to discuss individual cases of victims of abusive Red Notices.
Invitation to an event “Ending abuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notices: how to implement the recommendations of PACE Legal Committee”

Invitation to an event “Ending abuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notices: how to implement the recommendations of PACE Legal Committee”

14.04.2017
Member of the Parliament Mr Dr. Bernd Fabritius and the Open Dialog Foundation organise an expert seminar to assess its findings, comment on the reform adopted by INTERPOL so far, discuss present challenges related to abuse of the INTERPOL system and project the future in this regard.
PACE: Legal Committee recommends steps to end abuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notices

PACE: Legal Committee recommends steps to end abuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notices

10.03.2017
The Legal Affairs Committee of the PACE has adopted a resolution urging to end the abuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notices by authoritarian states! The documents includes practically all of our (and other civil society actors) recommendations and refers directly to our latest report on the matter.
INTERPOL’s reform and rights of victims of politically motivated extradition requests: steps forward and emergence of new threats

INTERPOL’s reform and rights of victims of politically motivated extradition requests: steps forward and emergence of new threats

22.09.2016
In the last years, considerable criticism arose over the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), which used to be excessively passive in the wake of a growing trend of misuse of its mechanisms by authoritarian states.
The Open Dialog Foundation’s top achievements

The Open Dialog Foundation’s top achievements

24.08.2016
Representatives of the Foundation follow and attend the most important sessions and meetings of the international organizations and institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg, Vienna and Geneva.
Open Dialogue at consultative hearing in the preparation for PACE report on misuse of Interpol

Open Dialogue at consultative hearing in the preparation for PACE report on misuse of Interpol

30.05.2016
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s (PACE) Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, held a hearing in Rome on 18 May 2016, dedicated to the topic of the misuse of Interpol by non-democratic states and the need for more stringent legal safeguards.