January 20, 2022

"UN Office on Drugs and Crime and World Bank Group Launch New Anti-Corruption Legal Library With Legislation From 178 States"

From an Announcement:

Co-founded by the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative, a joint programme of the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) Legal Library supports asset recovery and anti-corruption efforts and assists in implementing legislation which supports anti-corruption and asset recovery.

The UNCAC Legal Library is a comprehensive database of anti-corruption and asset recovery legislation and jurisprudence from over 175 States, systematized in accordance with the requirements of the Convention. The Legal Library, which will be regularly updated, identifies laws that have been successfully used to recover assets as well as barriers to asset recovery caused by inadequate or incompatible legal frameworks. This practical and user-friendly resource will aid countries as they design and improve their legal frameworks so that these are more conducive to the recovery of stolen assets.


The UNCAC Legal Library is accessible from UNODC’s anti-corruption portal known as TRACK (Tools and Resources for Anti-Corruption Knowledge). In addition to the legal library, the TRACK portal contains an anti-corruption learning platform where analytical materials and tools generated by partner organisations can be accessed in one central location. TRACK is also a community of practice for partner institutions and practitioners where registered users can collaborate and exchange information.

To access the database, visit http://www.track.unodc.org

See Also: Learn More About TRACK

The TRACK portal brings together legal and non-legal knowledge relating to anti-corruption and asset recovery, enabling Member States, the anti-corruption community and the general public to access that information in a central location. Information in the Legal Library is searchable by country, by article of the Convention and such other criteria as legal systems and levels of human development.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.