Fair Trials International: Report - Strengthening respect for human rights, strengthening INTERPOL © mukhtarablyazov.org

Fair Trials International has published a major report on the misuse of INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organisation, to persecute refugees, journalists and peaceful political activists. 

The report shows how INTERPOL – the world’s largest policing organisation and a vital crime-fighting tool – is frequently misused by countries across the world – in order to pursue refugees, journalists and peaceful political activists in relation to politically-motivated prosecutions. Despite INTERPOL’s commitment to human rights and neutrality, its review mechanisms are not rigorous enough to prevent this abuse, leaving innocent people across the world vulnerable to arrest and extradition. This video shows the potential impact on human rights.

Fair Trials International is a London-based international NGO which aims to uphold fair trial rights according to internationally-recognised standards. 

You can download the report here.