Peters & Peters

Peters & Peters successful in securing deletion of Russian INTERPOL diffusion following revision application

Peters & Peters acts for a prominent Russian businessman who has been pursued by the authorities of the Russian Federation in connection with flawed and politically motivated criminal charges in proceedings spanning several years and multiple jurisdictions.

We made detailed submissions to the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) for the deletion of the client’s data after a previous application had been rejected several years earlier before Peters & Peters was instructed.

Our team was successful in demonstrating that the applicable test for revision had been met and that retaining the client’s data would be incompatible with Articles 2(1) and 3 of INTERPOL’s Constitution and INTERPOL’s data processing rules, being the result of politically motivated criminal allegations.

The CCF agreed that Russian criminal proceedings were predominately political in character and that facilitating international police cooperation in this case would not be compatible with INTERPOL’s obligation to act within the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Peters & Peters Partner Jasvinder Nakhwal and Senior Associate Franziska Christen act on this matter.