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18 September | UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has approached the EJN Secretariat to share with the practitioners their recent paper (2023) in relation to the asset recovery in the framework of The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

The detailed analysis of article 57 of the UNCAC – the Convention’s key operational asset return provision – contained in this paper shows that article 57 is a complex provision that sets forth a series of asset return obligations of varying degrees for States parties to the Convention vis-àvis particular assets once they have been recovered by the host State through some manner of confiscation. The paper breaks these varying return obligations into four distinct categories delineated by the different asset characteristics, predicate offence prerequisites, and processes through which a confiscation has occurred.

Please find the paper in our Judicial Library.