Interpol: An Investigation
Original title: Interpol. L’enquête
Exclusive Disclosures on a 100 Years Old Institution
In 2023, Interpol celebrates its 100 years anniversary. The famous international organization has linked polices all over the world, with its 195 members. However, most people don’t know the first thing about its missions or its functioning. We are regularly deceived by the fictional “Interpol agent” we see on movies and TV shows. Reality is far from it.
In 2013, two independent journalists, French Mathieu Martinière and German Robert Schmidt, are intrigued by its financing: in a context of perpetual deficit, Interpol decided to make controversial partnerships with FIFA, tobacco industry and pharmaceutical multinational corporations. This intuition initiates ten years of investigation, full of disturbing discoveries. With exclusive documents and many testimonies of former and present agents, including current general secretary, Jürgen Stock, the authors reveal the hidden face of the institution, from its past under nazi administration to recent periods, between visionary and polemical leaders.
This fascinating investigation also unveils the abusive use of the famous “Red Notices” by authoritarian states, and many secrets of this essential yet disturbing institution.
- A fascinating investigation on Interpol, for its 100 years anniversary.
- Exclusive scoops on Interpol’s nazi past, controversial financing, and the abusive use of Red Notices.
- An international duo of journalists, French and German, who writes for several medias: Mediapart, Disclose, ARTE or Die Zeit.
- Many testimonies of agents from Interpol, including an exclusive interview of Jurgen Stock, the current general secretary