Interpol

Home Office written question – answered on 11th November 2020.

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Photo of Lord Wills Lord Wills Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any misuse of Interpol procedures for political purposes by member countries.

Photo of Lord Wills Lord Wills Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the misuse of Interpol procedures for political purposes on the exposure of wrongdoing.

Photo of Lord Wills Lord Wills Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of member states who have sought to misuse Interpol procedures for political purposes.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

Interpol is a crucial organisation for the UK enabling police to police cooperation between 194 member countries.

Any misuse of Interpol is taken very seriously by the government. The Home Office continues to work with Interpol and the National Crime Agency (NCA), which acts as the UK’s National Central Bureau for Interpol, on this matter and strongly supports Interpol’s efforts to ensure systems are in place that protect individuals’ human rights.

Article 3 of Interpol’s Constitution forbids the organisation from undertaking any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.

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