UN Convention against Corruption

UNCAC is the only globally-agreed framework on combating corruption. Learn more about its content and processes, and about related international agreements.

UNCAC sets a comprehensive benchmark for anti-corruption laws, institutions, and actions of ratifying countries. UNCAC commitments can be a valuable basis for national anti-corruption agendas and donor dialogue and assistance, but its range—from anti-corruption agencies to criminalization to asset recovery—also demands priority-setting. The UNCAC review mechanism can shape some priorities, but the specific country context is equally important.

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Civil Society and the UNCAC Review Process: The Review Actors

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Author: Pieth, M (ed.) (2008)
Release date: January 2008

Recovering stolen assets

Experience with asset recovery is limited, and a number of legal and other obstacles continue to impede progress. This book constitutes the first comprehensive work on asset recovery, written by renowned practitioners and academics representing different legal systems and countries. The authors discuss 'success stories' of the past and concrete challenges for the future with regard to search, seizure, confiscation and repatriation of stolen assets. The book also provides perspectives on the role of technical assistance and donors in asset recovery and the likely impact of the UNCAC.

Author: Institute of Governance Studies
Release date: January 2008

UNCAC: A Bangladesh Compliance & Gap Analysis

This UNCAC compliance and gap review was presented at the 2nd Conference of States Parties. The report Government's efforts to carry-out a comprehensive and in-depth assessment on the status of implementation of the UNCAC in Bangladesh, and was followed up by the development of an action-plan for compliance.


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