Q. Consider the following statements regarding a Red Corner Notice:
1. A red corner notice is an international arrest warrant.
2. INTERPOL publishes a Red Corner Notice at the request of a member country.
3. Each member country decides what legal value it gives to a Red Corner Notice.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is incorrect: A red corner notice is not an international arrest warrant. It is an international wanted persons notice.  
  • Statement 2 is correct: Red Notices are published by INTERPOL at the request of a member country, and must comply with INTERPOL’s Constitution and Rules. 
  • Statement 3 is correct: INTERPOL cannot compel the law enforcement authorities in any country to arrest someone who is the subject of a Red Notice. Each member country decides what legal value it gives to a Red Notice and the authority of their law enforcement officers to make arrests. 

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