Fast Reply -
There is not much information on the Fusion Task Force in the press, which makes sense given the need for security. The formation of this task force makes sense given the number of terrorist attacks around the world but not enough information is readily available to assess the practices, applications or success/failure rate.
I did find this from The Global Policy Forum, circa 2005 -
"UN Terror Blacklist Poses Challenge for Interpol"
January 10, 2005
Sanctions Hard to Enforce
"But Kersten said there was a gap between U.N. political will and practical police work. “For example, a travel ban can as a rule only be enforced on the basis of corresponding national laws,” he said. Such laws don't exist in some European states -- Germany, for one -- whose citizens are free to travel throughout much of the continent without border checks.
“There are also difficulties in monitoring the ban on possessing weapons. There are practically no structures worldwide to effectively monitor this ban,” Kersten said. Freezing of financial assets has been patchy and not as much wealth as expected has been intercepted, he added.
Kersten is concerned that member states can add suspects' names to the U.N. sanctions list without providing detailed evidence against them and information to Interpol. “We can't take action and use our capabilities if we don't have the information, that's obvious. It may be that Interpol ... has additional information on this person or group, which can then be brought together,” Kersten said.
Such data could come from Interpol's Fusion Task Force, a special unit created since the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States in 2001. It maintains a “terrorist registry” with profiles of some 7,500 people, including details like passport numbers, credit card details and phone numbers. To tap such resources, “Interpol advocates that U.N. members should be required to make the necessary information available when people are put on the sanctions list,” Kersten said.
The U.N. has also approached him about the possibility of adding blacklisted individuals to Interpol's international system of 'wanted' notices. That would require a change of Interpol's statutes, because until now only police in member states have been able to request such notices."
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So in this gray haze we'll be meating again, and on that
great day, I will tease you all the same."
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