Will a recent European Court ruling hinder Interpol’s ability to go about its business?

Ben Keith and Amy Woolfson for eprivateclient.

There are no proper checks and balances on the power of Interpol by the international community. The supra-national body is based in Lyon, France, but it retains immunity under French law which means that there are no courts in which the actions of Interpol can be challenged. That position has now changed.

In May of this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) gave judgment on the compatibility of Interpol’s practice and procedures with EU data protection law, the principle of double jeopardy and freedom of movement within the EU.

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Ben Keith is a leading specialist in Extradition and International Crime, as well as dealing with Immigration, Serious Fraud, and Public law. He has extensive experience of appellate proceedings before the Administrative and Divisional Courts, Criminal and Civil Court of Appeal as well as applications and appeals to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and United Nations.

Amy Woolfson is a barrister who deals with extradition cases. Solicitors have instructed her in extradition hearings at all stages in Westminster Magistrates’ Court, from first appearances to final hearings. Amy has experience of complex international extradition cases including working with Ben Keith on a number of INTERPOL Red Notice cases.