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Interpol Red Notices: CBS 60 Minutes interviews lawyers Rhys Davies and Ben Keith

Interpol Red Notice lawyers Rhys Davies and Ben Keith, appeared on CBS 60 Minutes on 28 January 2024. They provided expert commentary on Interpol and the Interpol Red Notice system and the problem faced by the organisation.


Rhys and Ben are leading experts on Interpol Red Notices and co-authored the report Undue Influence: the UAE and Interpol with Sir David Calvert-Smith in 2021. They are editors of the Red Notice Monitor blog which provides commentary on Interpol and the problems created by repressive regimes misusing this system. 


"The 60 Minutes episode provided a critical platform to highlight the human cost of Red Notice abuse," says Rhys Davies. "We hope it prompts wider discussion and action towards safeguarding individuals from politically motivated misuse of this system."


Ben Keith said: “We hope that the documentary can shine a light on some of the issues at Interpol and how they can be reformed.”


Rhys Davies is a barrister at Temple Garden Chambers specializing in international criminal law and human rights law. He has represented clients in numerous high-profile cases, including those involving torture, extradition, and Interpol Red Notices.


Ben Keith is a barrister at 5SAH Chambers specializing in cross-border and international cases. He has extensive experience in extradition, human rights, and public international law. He has represented clients in many high-profile cases, including those involving political asylum and Interpol Red Notices.


CBS 60 Minutes is the most-watched news magazine in the United States, with a long history of investigative reporting and hard-hitting journalism. 60 Minutes has won more Emmy Awards than any primetime broadcast, including a special Lifetime Achievement Emmy. It has won almost every broadcast journalism award, including 25 Peabody awards for excellence in television broadcasting.

Watch a 3 minute segment of the programme here:

This video was first published by CBS and can be viewed in full, here.


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