Interpol blocks Russian request to arrest British Magnitsky-campaigner

Interpol.jpgInterpol has rejected Russia’s request to arrest British businessman and Magnitsky-campaigner, Bill Browder.

We reported last week that Russia had “utilised its rights as an individual Interpol member to call for Mr. Browder’s arrest and extradition via a ‘diffusion’, which allows countries to, effectively, unilaterally place individuals on the Interpol database” (see previous blog here).

Interpol stated that the diffusion notice had been “non-compliant” and that “all information in relation to [the] request has been deleted from Interpol’s databases and all Interpol member countries informed accordingly.” This marks the fifth time that Interpol has rejected an attempt by Russia to issue a notice to have Mr. Browder arrested.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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