Assessing the Potential of the TRAP Act to Prevent Interpol Abuse

Event Crime and Justice
Event Crime and Justice

October 29, 2019 Assessing the Potential of the TRAP Act to Prevent Interpol Abuse

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Interpol is a valuable partner in the fight against transnational crime and terrorism. But autocratic governments around the world have realized that they can manipulate Interpol’s system of alerts.

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Introductory Remarks by

The Honorable

Roger Wicker

(R-MS)

United States Senator and Co-Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission

Description

Interpol is a valuable partner in the fight against transnational crime and terrorism. But autocratic governments around the world have realized that they can manipulate Interpol’s system of alerts — especially its famous Red Notice — to harass journalists, political opponents, and businesspeople. This is part of the wider phenomenon of transnational repression, in which the long arm of international organizations and law is perverted for repressive purposes.

The bipartisan TRAP Act — the Transnational Repression Accountability and Prevention Act — introduced in the Senate and the House by the leaders of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, seeks to put the U.S. in the forefront of the fight against Interpol abuse. Please join us at The Heritage Foundation as a distinguished panel assesses the problem of Interpol abuse and the TRAP Act’s potential to prevent it.