Interpolâ€™s fugitive program to track down Rwanda Genocidaires
As the 84th session of the General Assembly of Interpol in Kigali concluded a specific fugitive program has been agreed on to help apprehend the Genocide fugitives who are hiding across the globe.
The program according to JÃ¼rgenÂ Stock, the secretary general of Interpol will help Rwanda government to track and relocate genocide fugitives wherever they are hiding in the world to be brought to justice.
This specific program is providing a platform where all our 149 members share relevant information to help member countries like Rwanda to locate and arrest fugitives,â€ he said during the closing of the meeting.
The government says that 410 indicted suspects for masterminding, financing or carrying out genocide who are still freely moving about or successfully hiding in about 30 countries in the world.
Further, the meeting said that the use of Interpolâ€™s database as well as other tools will help to ensure that safe havens for fugitives as well as transnational criminals are cracked down to pave way for peace and security.
â€œAnd this assembly here has taken very important measures to build up global partnerships to tackle this phenomena as this phenomena becomes more international and more complex,â€ he added.
Also, the Assembly endorsed through a resolution its I-Checkit service model for airlines as a key component of the Organizationâ€™s global border management strategy which will ensure safe traveling.
â€œBy endorsing I-Checkit, INTERPOLâ€™s member countries have recognized that to successfully evolve and adapt to changes, the future landscape for international policing includes strategic and innovative partnerships between law enforcement and the private sector,â€ Jurgen added.
Accordingly, the I-Checkit enables trusted allows trusted partners to conduct advanced passenger checks in real time in relation to INTERPOLâ€™s global databases which include among other databases the Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD).
â€œWith its real-time secure alert system, intelligence potential and compliance framework, I-Checkit can become an invaluable police investigative and preventative capability so as to help deliver safer communities,â€ said Michael Oâ€™Connel,l INTERPOLâ€™s Director of Operational Support and Analysis.
The four day 84th General meeting that kicked off on Monday under the theme, Interpol 2020, attracted 700 delegates from 145 countries. The next 85th General Assembly will be held in Bali, Indonesia.