Originally posted by jimmyx
Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
I am speechless.
Is he TRYING to rile up the people?
Is he TRYING to force the hands of revolution?
ok...everybody knows that foriegn consulates here in the U.S. have the same thing...right???...for decades...so because obama gives the same pass to
interpol...now it time for revolution???
INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 188 member countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police
co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime.
INTERPOL aims to facilitate international police co-operation even where diplomatic relations do not exist between particular countries. Action is
taken within the limits of existing laws in different countries and in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. INTERPOL’s
constitution prohibits ‘any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.’
The President of INTERPOL and the Secretary General work closely together in providing strong leadership and direction to the Organization.
As defined in Article 5 of its Constitution, INTERPOL (whose correct full name is 'The International Criminal Police Organization – INTERPOL’)
comprises the following:
National Central Bureaus
The Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files
The General Assembly and the Executive Committee form the organization’s Governance.
General Assembly - INTERPOL’s supreme governing body, it meets annually and comprises delegates appointed by each member country. The assembly takes
all important decisions related to policy, resources, working methods, finances, activities and programmes.
Executive Committee – this 13-member committee is elected by the General Assembly, and comprises the president, three vice-presidents and nine
delegates covering the four regions.
General Secretariat - located in Lyon, France, the General Secretariat operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is run by the Secretary General.
Officials from more than 80 countries work side-by-side in any of the Organization’s four official languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
The Secretariat has seven regional offices across the world; in Argentina, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, El Salvador, Kenya, Thailand and Zimbabwe,
along with Special Representatives at the United Nations in New York and at the European Union in Brussels.
National Central Bureaus (NCB) - Each INTERPOL member country maintains a National Central Bureau staffed by national law enforcement officers. The
NCB is the designated contact point for the General Secretariat, regional offices and other member countries requiring assistance with overseas
investigations and the location and apprehension of fugitives.
Advisers – these are experts in a purely advisory capacity, who may be appointed by the Executive Committee and confirmed by the General Assembly.
Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) – this is an independent body whose mandate is threefold: (1) to ensure that the processing
of personal information by INTERPOL complies with the Organization's regulations, (2) to advise INTERPOL on any project, operation, set of rules or
other matter involving the processing of personal information and (3) to process requests concerning the information contained in INTERPOL's
INTERPOL has long co-operated with the United Nations in law enforcement matters, a relationship that was formalized by the signing of a co-operation
agreement between the two organizations in October 1996.
The co-operation agreement grants the two organizations observer status in sessions of their respective general assemblies. The agreement outlines
further areas in which the two organizations could co-ordinate their efforts:
responding to the needs of the international community in fighting crime
assisting states in their efforts to combat organized crime
co-operating in the implementation of the mandates of international judicial bodies
carrying out joint investigations and other police-related matters in the context of peace-keeping
establishing joint databases related to penal law.
To strengthen the global capacity to respond coherently to ever-changing developments in the world from a law enforcement perspective, INTERPOL
appointed Dr Ulrich Kersten, former president of the German Federal Criminal Police (Bundeskriminalamt) and former INTERPOL Executive Committee
member, as its first Special Representative to the United Nations on November 5, 2004. As both organizations occupy unique positions in the
international community, the creation of the INTERPOL office at UN headquarters in New York marks the beginning of a new era of co-operation between
The INTERPOL office at the UN embodies the spirit of the original co-operation agreement, and will focus on:
liaison between INTERPOL and the United Nations by establishing, maintaining, developing and promoting contact networks between the general
secretariats of the two organizations, their dependent bodies and their officials raising UN awareness of INTERPOL's functions and services by
facilitating and enhancing the exchange of information between the two parties
identifying opportunities for collaboration based on extensive knowledge of the activities and developments of the two organizations
acting as the senior advisor to the INTERPOL Secretary General regarding all matters or developments having, or that may have, a UN impact.
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (or VCCR) was completed in 1963 as a multilateral treaty to codify consular practices that developed
through customary international law, numerous bilateral treaties, and a number of regional treaties.
The VCCR enumerates basic legal rights and duties of signatory States, including:
the establishment and conduct of consular relations, by mutual consent, and the privileges and immunities of consular officers and offices from the
laws of the “receiving State” (the country where the foreign consular office has been established).
Dont believe the Hollywood Movie Hype about Diplomatic Immunity at consulates.