22 Oct 2016, 41 mins ago

Fair Trials International today published a major report into the operation of the Interpol system. Gherson has contributed to the report and are cited by Fair Trials International as one of the firms specialising in this area.

The report highlights the widespread abuse of the Interpol system and calls for a number of reforms. Fair Trials International produced a shorter guide to the Interpol ‘Red Notice’ system in which Gherson are named as specialists in this area.

A number of firms are offering services to assist individuals in challenging Interpol notices. In our experience these challenges rarely succeed and even if they do they are sometimes of doubtful benefit.

In our view sometimes challenging the notice can leave a client in a more vulnerable and dangerous position and they can still be arrested on an extradition request.

Our number one advice to anyone who thinks they may believe they are subject to an Interpol notice or diffusion is not to travel until they have spoken to a lawyer who specialises in this area of work. Before commencing on any course of action please ensure you take specialist advice on your situation and weigh up the pros and cons of a challenge.


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