Our role in the area of serious international crimes has been clearly defined in agreements signed over the years with international courts and tribunals. This has been further strengthened by resolutions adopted by our governing bodies and those of the United Nations.
- Four of our General Assembly resolutions concern the our cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and the International Criminal Court. See AGN/63/RES/9 (1994), AGN/66/RES/10 (1997), AG-2003-RES-08 (2003) and AG-2004-RES-16 (2004),
- 2003: The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution S/RES/1503/2003 on the Completion Strategy for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) which, among other things, “Calls on States to cooperate with INTERPOL in apprehending and transferring persons indicted by the ICTY and the ICTR”.
- 2004: The 73rd session of our General Assembly held in Cancun called for increased support "for the investigation and prosecution of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity". See Resolution AG-2004-RES-17.
- 2007: The 19th African Regional Conference called for all National Central Bureaus to provide whatever assistance necessary to arrest the remaining fugitives wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
- 2008: The 37th European Regional Conference called for National Central Bureaus to provide the widest possible assistance to locate and arrest the four remaining fugitives wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
- 2009: The 4th International Expert Meeting on Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, held in Oslo and attended by war crime units from many of our member countries, recommended that a central repository be created to facilitate sharing of information relative to serious international crimes investigations throughout the world.
- 2010: The 79th session of our General Assembly held in Doha passed a resolution which further developed the manner in which we handle new requests for Red Notices related to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. See resolution AG-2010-RES-10.
- 2014: The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution S/RES/2178 on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts which, among other recommendations, “(…) Encourages Interpol to intensify its efforts (…) to monitor and prevent the transit of foreign terrorist fighters, such as expanding the use of Interpol Special Notices to include foreign terrorist fighters”.