Dictating Interpol With nearly 200 state members, Interpol is the only police authority that can claim to span the five continents.
Its chief mission is to help arrest fugitive criminals and therefore contribute towards a safer world. However, with its new president at the helm an Emirati security official accused grave breaches of human rights international body ushers in a dangerous era where despotic regimes with deep pockets are being able to dictate international policing.
The inspector general of the UAEs Interior Ministry Ahmed Naser al-Raisi will serve a four-year term at Interpol after winning a vote in Turkey on November 25. His candidacy was roundly condemned by a wide range of individuals and institutions.