On July 25, 2023, Yuriy Nemets, the law firm’s managing member, spoke at the fifth American Bar Association panel dedicated to the problem of INTERPOL abuse and defending the rights of individuals on the international wanted list. During this panel, Yuriy Nemets spoke about preemptive requests by which individuals warn INTERPOL of incoming abusive Red Notices, diffusions and other government requests. In this regard, Yuriy stressed the need for a formal procedure for the adjudication of preemptive requests and pointed out their importance deriving from INTERPOL’s power and obligation to prevent the abuse of its channels before it occurs. Yuriy also spoke about the activities of the INTERPOL Notices and DIffusions Task Force (NDTF), which goal is to prevent the abuse before it occurs, and the need for transparency regarding its activities, its methods and procedures and the results of its work. Yuriy also spoke about the differences and similarities between the United States and the European Union approaches to INTERPOL abuse, personal data protection regulations in the context of international police cooperation, and the effect that INTERPOL’s decisions have on their processing of personal data. You can access and watch the recording here.