In line with the Guidelines for conducting the country reviews, governmental experts are encouraged to prepare themselves by:
(a) Thoroughly studying the Convention and the relevant Protocols, as well as the procedures and rules for the functioning of the Mechanism for the Review of the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto and the present guidelines for conducting the country reviews;
(b) Familiarizing themselves with the official records of the negotiation of the Convention and the relevant Protocols, particularly those parts pertaining to the articles that are the subject of the relevant review phase. The Secretariat will make available on the web page of the Implementation Review Mechanism and on the secure module of SHERLOC a list of useful publications and tools 1 to support governmental experts in the review process;
(c) Familiarizing themselves with the legal system of the State party under review, including, where applicable, relevant judicial decisions issued by higher national courts of that State. For this purpose, the governmental experts conducting the review may seek support from the State party under review in enhancing their understanding of the legal system of that State;
(d) Familiarizing themselves with any reservation to or declaration on the Convention and its Protocols formulated by the State party under review.
Below experts can find a list of useful publications and tools to support them in the review process:
1) Texts of Convention and Protocols
2) Status of adherence to Convention and Protocols + Declarations and Reservations
3) COP resolutions
4) Legislative guides
5) Travaux Préparatoires of the negotiations for the elaboration of the United Nations Convention against Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto English
6) Model legislative provisions:
7) Glossaries of terms of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols
10) Guide - Preliminary Consultation English
For information on the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime click here. To access additional relevant publications relating to transnational organized crime, click here.