BLUE CORNER NOTICE (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – International Intitutions)

News-CRUX-10     6th May 2024        

Context: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to issue a Blue Corner notice against a person who fled abroad after allegations of sexual abuse.

Blue Corner Notice

  • About: It is a part of Interpol’s elaborate system of colour-coded notices.
  • According to Interpol, enable countries to “share alerts and requests for information [on wanted persons/crimes] worldwide”. This sharing of critical crime-related information is crucial for tackling internationally spread out criminal activities.
  • There are seven types of notices

o Red Notice: To seek the location and arrest of persons wanted for prosecution or to serve a sentence

o Yellow Notice: To help locate missing persons, often minors, or to help identify persons who are unable to identify themselves.

o Blue Notice: To collect additional information about a person’s identity, location or activities in relation to a criminal investigation.

o Black Notice: To seek information on unidentified bodies.

o Green Notice: To provide warning about a person’s criminal activities, where the person is considered to be a possible threat to public safety.

o Orange Notice: To warn of an event, a person, an object or a process representing a serious and imminent threat to public safety.

o Purple Notice: To seek or provide information on modus operandi, objects, devices and concealment methods used by criminals.

International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol)

  • Network of nations: A network comprising 192 member nations and headquartered in Lyon, France.
  • Objective: To enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place.
  • Working mechanism: The Interpol basically connects police across the world even if these individual member nations do not have diplomatic relations. 

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