Legal tools

The international crime and drug control treaties provide the legal foundation for action against transnational organized crime, corruption and drug related offences, and reflect the agreement of the international community that for these areas to be addressed effectively, the collaboration of all states affected or involved is essential.

To facilitate the effective implementation of international treaties on crime and drug control, UNODC has developed a variety of legal tools which provide States and criminal justice practitioners with useful practical assistance and information.

SHERLOC knowledge management portal


UNODC eLearning Platform


Cybercrime Repository


Smuggling of Migrants Knowledge Portal


Drug Control Repository


Human Trafficking Case Law Database


International Drugs Control Conventions and Commentaries


Directories of Competent National Authorities


Mutual Legal Assistance Request Writer Tool


Model  Laws and Treaties


International Cooperation Networks

In accordance with its mandates, UNODC works with Member States to implement international treaties and resolutions, advises States on the drafting and adoption of crime prevention and drug control legislation and assists governments in becoming parties to international crime prevention and drug control conventions as well as in implementing the United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice.

Link to download the legal tools leaflet.