Interpol General Assembly to hold 2008 session in Russia
( RIA Novosti ) - Interpol the world's largest international law enforcement organization will hold its next General Assembly session in Russia, in October 2008, the Interpol National Central Bureau Russia said on Thursday.
The organization with 186 member countries, took the decision for Russia to host its first forum since joining Interpol in 1990 at the 76th session of the Interpol General Assembly which took place on November 5- 8 in Marrakesh, Morocco.
The Marrakesh conference was attended by over 500 delegates from 146 countries. And the Russian delegation was led by Maj. Gen. Timur Lakhonin, head of the Interpol Russia Bureau.
Delegates approved a series of measures aimed at furthering cooperation between law enforcement bodies in member countries to help combat transnational crime and terrorism.
Police chiefs from around the world supported a number of recommendations, including the use of public appeals in child sex abuse investigations in exceptional circumstances.
Delegates also endorsed a resolution for each Interpol National Central Bureau to create an International Fugitive Investigations Contact Point to deal with search requests from other member countries, and promote international cooperation in locating and apprehending fugitives, including those wanted for genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.