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Operational support

We provide operational and investigative support to partner organizations such as international criminal tribunals and justice institutions, as well as to the increasing number of war crimes units in our member countries.

We facilitate access to INTERPOL’s services, technical tools, resources and expertise in the area of serious international crimes. We also support our member countries and partner organizations through the sharing of information and the coordination of international investigations.

Projects

Project EL PAcCTO

EL PAcCTO (“Europa-Latinoamérica Programa de asistencia contra el crimen transnacional organizado: por el Estado de Derecho y la Seguridad ciudadana”) is an EU-funded 3-year project which aims to create and develop a permanent mechanism for fugitive investigations across Latin America.

Its partnership with INTERPOL involves the following objectives:

  • create and develop a standing, dedicated region-wide fugitive investigations network to identify, prioritize and target high-risk criminals with the support of INTERPOL Red and Blue Notices, and Diffusions.
  • develop a mechanism to standardize, analyze and exchange data associated with high-risk criminals.
  • provide capacity building and training on fugitive investigations.
  • expand the use of INTERPOL global tools and services to improve international police cooperation.

Participating INTERPOL member countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru.

Rwandan Genocide Fugitives Project

The Rwandan Genocide Fugitives Project was set up in 2004 with the Rwandan National Prosecution Service and the ICTR to target the outstanding fugitives wanted by these two bodies. Since then, more than 40 fugitives who were the subjects of INTERPOL Red Notices have been arrested.

INTERPOL supports initiatives to track down and arrest the nine remaining fugitives still wanted by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UN-ICTR) who represents a top priority for the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (UN-MICT).

Project Basic

Project Basic (Broadening Analysis on Serious International Crimes) targets fugitives wanted for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Within this framework, INTERPOL cooperates with national authorities and international institutions to locate, arrest and develop information concerning individuals suspected of these crimes. 

In 2013, more than 50 individuals wanted for war crimes by various countries were arrested or located in different parts of the world. 

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