Interpol Orange Notice

Interpol Orange Notice

Interpol Orange Notice is used to warn about an event, a person, an object, a process or a place, which is believed to pose a serious and imminent threat to public safety.

The Orange Notice is not an arrest warrant or request for extradition but serves as an alert to Interpol member countries to be on the lookout for individuals or entities associated with the potential threat described in the notice.

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Interpol Orange Notice

Interpol Orange Notices are worldwide warnings issued by Interpol to warn of possible risks presented by certain persons, things, or events. These warnings are critical in assisting member nations in preventing and mitigating hazards to public safety and security.

PurposeTo warn and provide information about potential threats from individuals, objects, or events that could harm public safety, security, or health.
Issued byInterpol (International Criminal Police Organization)
Intended audienceLaw enforcement agencies, immigration and border control authorities, and other authorized organizations
AccessRestricted to authorized organizations and law enforcement agencies; not available to private individuals
Reasons for issuanceTo help member countries prevent and mitigate risks to public safety and security, and to foster international cooperation
Types of threats coveredActs of terrorism, dangerous materials or substances, criminal organizations or networks, cyber threats, public health emergencies
Challenging or contestingGenerally not applicable, as Orange Notices are warnings about potential threats rather than accusations; however, consult a lawyer if concerned
Role of National Central Bureaus (NCBs)NCBs in each member country serve as primary contact points for Interpol matters and are responsible for disseminating Orange Notices within their jurisdictions
Legal assistanceIf you believe an Orange Notice infringes on your rights, consult an experienced attorney to discuss potential options and remedies

Please note that this table provides a simplified overview of Interpol Orange Notices. For more detailed information or to address specific concerns, it is recommended to consult with an experienced Interpol lawyer or directly contact the relevant authorities.

Interpol Orange Notices help international law enforcement by improving information exchange and cooperation among nations. This improves the global community’s ability to avoid and respond to threats, protecting global citizens’ safety and security.

Understanding Interpol Orange Notices

Definition and goals

An Interpol Orange Notice is issued to notify member nations of possible risks posed by persons, items, or events that may endanger public safety, security, or health. The major goal is to give information that allows governments to adopt preventative or protective actions while also encouraging international collaboration.

Threat types covered by Orange Notices

The following dangers are covered under Orange Notices:

  • Terrorist acts
  • Hazardous chemicals or materials
  • Organizations or networks of criminals
  • Cybersecurity dangers
  • Emergency situations in public health

Past Orange Notice Examples

  • Notifications regarding dangerous criminals or terrorists
  • Precautions regarding the distribution of counterfeit medications
  • Data on stolen cultural objects

Issuance and distribution of Orange Notices

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Requirements for Issuing an Orange Notice

Interpol Orange Notices are issued in response to particular conditions, such as the existence of a credible danger and the possibility of harm to public safety, security, or health.

Process of creating and distributing Orange Notices


The following steps are commonly included in the process:

  • A member nation requests an Orange Notice from Interpol.
  • The request is reviewed and verified by Interpol’s General Secretariat.
  • The Orange Notice is prepared and distributed to all member nations via Interpol’s secret communication channels if it is accepted.

Role of Interpol National Central Bureaus (NCBs)

NCBs are the principal points of contact for Interpol concerns in each member nation. They are in charge of receiving and disseminating Orange Notices within their domains, ensuring that the right authorities are notified and may take necessary action.

Impact of Orange Notices

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Capability to prevent and mitigate dangers

Interpol Orange Notices have proven to be helpful in preventing and minimizing dangers by increasing awareness, allowing governments to take preventive steps, and strengthening international collaboration.

Case studies with successful results

Numerous Orange Notices have resulted in the arrest of dangerous criminals, the prevention of terrorist acts, and the collapse of criminal networks.

Challenges and limitations

Despite their usefulness, Orange Notices confront significant problems, such as the necessity for timely and correct information, different levels of cooperation across nations, and enforcement capacity limits.

Comparison to Red, Blue, Green, and other Interpol Notices

While Orange Notices focus on potential threats, other Interpol Notices serve different purposes, such as seeking the arrest of wanted persons (Red Notices), locating missing persons or obtaining information on criminal investigations (Blue Notices), and providing warnings about repeat offenders (Green Notices).

Coordination and cooperation between different types of notices

Interpol Notices are designed to work together, with each type complementing the others to create a comprehensive system of international alerts that facilitate law enforcement cooperation and enhance global security.

Interpol Lawyer Dmytro Konovalenko
Dmytro Konovalenko
Senior Partner
Lawyer specializing in extradition and Interpol cases, with membership in the International Bar Association. In five years of practice, Dmitry has defended clients against persecution by law enforcement agencies in the United States, Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Russia and other countries. He has successfully applied measures to prevent a manhunt at early stages and specializes in defending in complex cases involving economic, political and military charges.

Interpol Orange Notice FAQ

What is the main function of Interpol Orange Notice?
The main function of the Orange Notice is to provide information about potential threats from hazardous materials, explosives, weapons, and other dangerous substances or situations. This notice is primarily issued to alert law enforcement agencies in Interpol member countries to enhance international cooperation and information sharing to prevent and respond to potential threats to public safety.
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