Saturday, February 16, 2019

Rose, Kubiciel, & Landwehr: The United Nations Convention Against Corruption: A Commentary

Cecily Rose (Leiden Univ. - Grotius Centre for International Law), Michael Kubiciel (Universität Augsburg - Law), & Oliver Landwehr (UN Office on Drugs and Crime) have published The United Nations Convention Against Corruption: A Commentary (Oxford Univ. Press 2019). Here's the abstract:

The United Nations Convention against Corruption includes 71 articles, and takes a notably comprehensive approach to the problem of corruption, as it addresses prevention, criminalization, international cooperation, and asset recovery. Since it came into force more than a decade ago, the Convention has attracted nearly universal participation by states. As a global and comprehensive convention, which establishes new rules in several areas of anti-corruption law and helps shape domestic laws and policies around the world, this treaty calls for scholarly study.

This volume helps to fill a gap in existing academic literature by providing an invaluable reference work on the Convention. It provides systematic coverage of the treaty, with each chapter discussing the relevant travaux préparatoires, the text of the final article, comparisons with other anti-corruption treaties, and available information about domestic implementing legislation and enforcement.