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State of Implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption

Criminalization, Law Enforcement and International Cooperation - Second Edition

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This second edition of 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.

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General observations

As stated in its article 1, subparagraph (b), promoting, facilitating and supporting international cooperation in the fight against corruption constitutes one of the main goals of the Convention. Chapter IV sets forth a legal framework covering six major modalities of international cooperation in criminal matters, namely extradition, transfer of sentenced persons, mutual legal assistance, transfer of criminal proceedings, law enforcement cooperation and joint investigations.

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