UNODC has released a second edition of the flagship study, State of Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption: Criminalization, Law Enforcement and International Cooperation, which was launched during the 7th session of the Conference of the States Parties (Vienna, 6-10 November 2017).
The study is based on the findings and results emanating from the first cycle reviews of the implementation of the Convention by 156 States parties (2010-2015). It contains a comprehensive analysis of the implementation of chapters III (Criminalization and law enforcement) and IV (International cooperation) of the Convention. More specifically, the study:
(a) identifies and describes trends and patterns in the implementation of the above-mentioned chapters, focusing on systematic or, where possible, regional commonalities and variations;
(b) highlights successes and good practices on the one hand, and challenges in implementation on the other;
(c) provides an overview of the emerging understanding of the Convention and differences in the reviews, where they have been encountered.
The study reaffirms the importance 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. As such, the Review Mechanism has allowed for the collection, systematization and dissemination of an unprecedented wealth of information that is useful for furthering the goals of the Convention.