26 February 2020
INTERPOL Red Notices
On 26 February 2020, Corker Binning received confirmation that INTERPOL had deleted red notices issued against two of its clients. The first client is a Swiss national convicted in the UAE on allegations of fraud. INTERPOL accepted that the evidence on which his conviction was based had been obtained as a result of the client being tortured in police custody and receiving a flagrantly unfair trial. The second client is a prominent Middle Eastern businessman convicted in Kuwait on allegations of fraud. INTERPOL accepted that the Kuwaiti proceedings leading to his conviction were conducted in violation of his fundamental fair trial rights, which meant that the red notice should be deleted in accordance with Article 2 of INTERPOL’s Constitution. Both cases were unusual in that the clients did not benefit from any immigration or extradition decisions. Our arguments for removing the red notices were based instead on independent medical and legal evidence. Andrew Smith was the partner with conduct of both cases.