Vienna (Austria), 26 June 2020 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has published a set of tools for anti-corruption practitioners and policymakers in the fields of criminalization of corruption, law enforcement and international cooperation, building on common challenges and good practices.
The publication, which has the title ‘Set of non-binding recommendations and conclusions based on lessons learned regarding the implementation of chapters III and IV of the United Nations Convention against Corruption’ is based on data emanating from the Implementation Review Mechanism and the country reviews of the first review cycle of the Convention (2010-2019).
The publication summarizes the findings and results of 169 completed country reviews of chapters III (Criminalization and law enforcement) and IV (International cooperation) of the Convention and provides a set of optional measures for States to strengthen their efforts in the fight against corruption. The measures presented are based on an analysis of over 6,200 recommendations and nearly 1,100 good practices identified in the country reviews of the first cycle.
“The document is an important result of the Implementation Review Mechanism, a unique peer-review process that evaluates States in their actual implementation of the Convention. As such, the publication provides useful solutions to address common challenges in criminalizing corruption, devising law enforcement solutions and cooperating internationally to combat corruption," Chief of the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, Brigitte-Strobel Shaw said”.
The document was endorsed by the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention at its 8th session in December 2019 and further approved by the Conference as a potentially useful guide for practitioners in its resolution 8/2.
The publication reaffirms the importance and positive impact of the Mechanism for the Review of Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in strengthening the implementation of the Convention at the national level.