What is the TRAP Act?

The Transnational Repression Accountability and Prevention (TRAP) Act of 2019 is a bipartisan response to concern about the abuse of Interpol by authoritarian governments for political purposes. If passed, the Act would require the U.S. to ensure that INTERPOL operates according to the guidelines laid out by its constitution to focus exclusively on ordinary crime and to avoid involvement in politics.

More information on the TRAP Act from the Helsinki Commission, including Sandra Grossman’s congressional testimony, is available here.