The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) elected Inspector General Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi (United Arab Emirates) as its President for 4 year term at the 89th Interpol general assembly meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey. He replaces Kim Jong Yan from South Korea.
- The president is a high profile figure who chairs meetings of Interpol’s assembly and executive committee.
What is the Interpol General Assembly?
i.It is Interpol’s supreme governing body, and comprises representatives from all its member countries.
ii.Each country is represented by one or more delegates at the Assembly, who are typically chiefs of law enforcement agencies.
iii.The Assembly also elects the members of the Interpol Executive Committee, the governing body which “provides guidance and direction in between sessions of the Assembly”.
India’s CBI Special Director Praveen Sinha elected as Asian Delegate to Interpol Executive Panel
India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special director Praveen Sinha elected as the delegate for Asia in the Executive Panel/committee of the Interpol.
- CBI represents India in Interpol to ensure the widest possible assistance between criminal police authorities to prevent crimes.
About the Executive Panel:
The Executive Committee has 13 members from different countries comprising the president of the Interpol, two vice-presidents and nine delegates.
i.It supervises the execution of the Interpol General Assembly’s decisions and the administration and work of its General Secretariat.
ii.It meets three times a year and sets organisational policy and direction.
Headquarters- Lyon, France
Secretary General – Jürgen Stock
Founder- Johannes Schober