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NCJ Number: 237733 Find in a Library
Title: Implementation of Chapter III (Criminalization and Law Enforcement) of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption
Corporate Author: United Nations Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption
Date Published: October 2011
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption
Amman, Jordan
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: CAC/COSP/2011/2
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
1st Avenue and 46th Street
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Jordan
Annotation: In presenting information on United Nations (UN) member countries’ implementation of chapter III (Criminalization and Law Enforcement) of the UN’s Convention Against Corruption, this report presents information on member countries’ successes, good practices, challenges, observations, and technical assistance needs contained in the country review reports.
Abstract: The two major sections of the report focus on issues related to the implementation of the criminalization provisions of chapter III of the Convention and the implementation of the law enforcement provisions of chapter III. The review of the Convention’s criminalization provisions examines reported progress in incorporating Convention mandates into national legislation. Progress is reviewed for legislative provisions that encompass the following offenses specified in the Convention’s chapter III: bribery of national and foreign public officials and officials of public international organizations; the abuse of power or office and related conduct in the offenses of embezzlement, trading in influence, abuse of functions, and illicit enrichment; and private-sector offenses (bribery and embezzlement). Other offenses specified in the Convention are money laundering, concealment, and obstruction of justice. The review of the implementation of substantive and procedural provisions that support criminalization, the report addresses the liability of legal persons; participation and attempt; knowledge, intent, and purpose; and statute of limitations. Implementation issues related to criminalization also consider progress in implementation measures to enhance criminal justice. This discussion focuses on prosecution, adjudication, and sanctions; freezing, seizure, and confiscation of assets; protection of witnesses, experts, and victims, the protection of reporting persons, the consequences of corruption acts, and compensation for damage. The report’s section on the implementation of the Convention’s law enforcement provisions considers institutional provisions (specialized authorities, cooperation with law enforcement authorities, cooperation between national authorities, and cooperation between national authorities and with the private sector. Other enforcement issues addressed are bank secrecy, criminal record, and jurisdiction.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Asset Forfeiture; Bribery; Corruption of public officials; Criminal justice system coordination; Criminalization; Foreign laws; Money laundering; Obstruction of justice; Prosecution; United Nations (UN); United Nations standards
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