International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO/INTERPOL)

Organisation Internationale

de Police Criminelle

Established: As the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC) by the Second International Criminal Police Congress in 1923 in Vienna, Austria; present name and constitution adopted by the 25th Congress, with effect from June 13, 1956.

Purpose: “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 and in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

Headquarters: Lyon, France.

Principal Organs: General Assembly (all members), ExecutiveCommittee (13 members), General Secretariat.

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Secretary General: Ronald K. Noble (United States).

Membership (186): Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, ...

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