UK High Court Undermines the Reliability of Information Contained in an Interpol’s Red Notice

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Thursday, July 9, 2015
Michael Plachta
On June 24, 2015 the UK High Court delivered its judgment in the case of Leke Prendi aka Aleks Kola v Albania. The appeal focused on the extent to which the judge at first instance was entitled to rely upon information contained in an INTERPOL Red Notice when deciding whether the defendant before him was in fact the person who was sought by the Albanian authorities. The case provides important guidance as to the admissibility of evidence in extradition proceedings but also highlights one of the major failings of the INTERPOL Red Notice system.