NEMETS has advised and successfully represented clients in international extradition proceedings.  The firm has also advised and successfully represented clients challenging INTERPOL red notices and diffusions issued by countries seeking their arrest and extradition.  Although INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organization with 192 member countries, plays an important role in fighting crime, there have been cases when some of the organization’s member countries abused its resources to persecute political opponents or target businessmen subjected to trumped-up charges and corrupt prosecution.  The INTERPOL Constitution compels the organization to act “in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”  The Constitution strictly forbids the organization “to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.”  Individuals have the right to challenge red notices and diffusions before the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF), an independent body established to ensure that the information disseminated via INTERPOL’s channels is obtained, processed, and kept in accordance with the organization’s Constitution.  If the red notice or diffusion is based on a politically motivated or otherwise corrupt prosecution, INTERPOL’s regulations require that the organization refuse to cooperate with the government and delete the information about the individual  from its databases.