Mapping Interpol's Evolution: Functional Expansion and the Move to Legalization

Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice (Oxford University Press), Volume 4.1, 2010

Posted: 28 Jan 2013

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W.L. Cheah

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This article examines the historical origins and continuing evolution of Interpol by focusing on two developmental trends, namely, its functional expansion and move toward legalization as a form of governance. It situates these developmental trends against wider political, cultural and social changes of the time and explains how these changes influenced Interpol's evolution from an informal and administrative body to an increasingly legalized body charged with a variety of policing functions. In doing so, particular focus is given to the impact of these trends on Interpol's data processing regimeā€¦

Keywords: Interpol, legal responsibility of international organisations, historical evolution of Interpol, data processing, police cooperation

Suggested Citation

Cheah, W.L., Mapping Interpol's Evolution: Functional Expansion and the Move to Legalization (2010). Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice (Oxford University Press), Volume 4.1, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2207766

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