Ben Keith and Rhys Davies author an opinion piece calling for a more robust approach by Interpol to countries that misuse the Interpol Red Notice system.
In an article for Newsweek Magazine Ben writes:
“With Interpol unwilling to stand up to authoritarian states it is left to national and international courts to try and stop the abusive red notice requests after they are executed… Interpol must take a more robust approach in dealing with those countries. The democratic nations of Interpol, while outnumbered at committee level, still have significant financial clout by disproportionately contributing to the organization's revenues. Those countries must be more vocal in their criticism of Interpol.”
Ben Keith is a leading barrister specialising in cross-border and international cases. He deals with all aspects of Extradition, Human Rights, Mutual Legal Assistance, Interpol, Financial crime and International Law including sanctions. He represents governments, political and military leaders, High Net Worth individuals, human rights defenders and business leaders in the most sensitive cases.
He is ranked in Chambers and Partners as a band 1 leader in the field of Extradition at the London Bar and in the Legal 500 as a Tier 1 leading individual in international crime and extradition. Ben is also ranked in Chambers & Partners in the field of Immigration.