Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization)

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Organization. Interpol was founded in 1923, disbanded in 1938 and reconstituted in 1946. The International Criminal Police Organization—Interpol was created to ensure and promote the widest possible mutual assistance between all criminal police authorities within the limits of the law existing in the different countries worldwide and the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to establish and develop all institutions likely to contribute effectively to the prevention and suppression of ordinary law crimes.

Further Reading

  1. Martha, Rutsel Silvestre J., The Legal Foundations of INTERPOL. 2010Google Scholar

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  • Barry Turner

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