Extradition Article: Part 1. Introduction

Contact: Awatif Khouri; Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants (United Arab Emirates)

The INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization; it is based in France with a membership of 190 countries. Each country has its own Interpol office. The head Interpol officer is elected by a two/third majority of the delegate. Each country has their own delegates in its country, the head Interpol officer is based in Lyon, France, he can remain in office for a period of 4 years, and can also be re-elected.


The Interpol Notice is an international request by the judicial system of a country for the cooperation or sharing of serious crime related information to other member countries, without the Interpol notice it would not be possible to follow the criminals in the country. There are seven different types of Interpol Notices which are used to share information between its members:

The red notice means the suspect is a serious criminal and allows the member country to Pursue the suspect, keeping an eye on him and temporarily arresting him until his country ask for his delivery through diplomatic ways.

The blue notice is used when the country is looking for a suspect, and they do not know where they are. A blue notice is sent through Interpol, and the country where the suspect resides informs the other country that the suspect is in their borders.

The green notice is exactly like the red notice, it needs the same documents as the red notice, the only difference is that the green notice represents a less serious crime than the red notice.

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