Date: Tuesday 9th July 2024
Time: 13:00
Cost: Free

Ben Keith will be on the expert speaker panel at the INTERPOL and the Rule of Law Webinar taking place on 09 July 2024, on behalf of the International Bar Association.

Concerns have been raised about the misuse of the INTERPOL system by authoritarian states to place pressure upon dissidents and political opponents.

Changes have been made to the INTERPOL notice removal process to take into account such potential abuses. However, questions remain as to whether these reforms have gone far enough, bearing in mind the very serious effect the issuance of such notices can have on an individual’s liberty.

This webinar will feature a discussion of the INTERPOL system and its use and potential abuse, in addition to the rule of law implications of this. The speakers will consider how the system might be improved to take into account any rule of law concerns.

The contents of the webinar will align with UN Sustainable Development Goal 16: peace, justice and strong institutions. This webinar will be of interest to lawyers in practice, government lawyers and academics.

To register for the event and find out more information, you can do so here.

This event is free to access. 


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 has extensive experience of appellate proceedings before the Administrative and Divisional Courts, Civil and Criminal Divisions of the Court of Appeal as well as applications and appeals to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and United Nations. Ben is recognised in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.