The UNCAC review mechanism combines a self-assessment by the country under review with a governmental peer review. The involvement of civil society in the review process is unfortunately only optional.
The UNCAC review process comprises two five-year cycles:
- The first cycle (2010–2015) covers chapter III on criminalization and law enforcement and chapter IV on international cooperation;
- The second cycle (initially 2015–2020) covers chapter II on preventive measures and chapter V on asset recovery. Due to significant delays, the UNCAC Conference of the States Parties decided to extend the duration of the second cycle to June 2024.
The outputs of each country review are a self-assessment checklist by the country under review, a full country review report prepared by the peer reviewers and approved by the country under review, and an executive summary of this report. The publication of the self-assessments checklists and the full country review reports are optional. However, an increasing number of countries are agreeing to publishing these two key documents. The executive summaries are automatically published on the UNODC’s website.
The following tables provide an overview of the status of the UNCAC review in all States Parties to the Convention for both the 2nd and ongoing review cycle, and further below for the 1st review cycle, grouped by region and year of review, and includes information on:
- The UNCAC review itself:
- Scheduled year of review;
- Status of review (ongoing, completed or unknown);
- Details on the status of review (information obtained through UNCAC focal points, Permanent Missions in Vienna, UNODC or CSOs);
- Name and job title of the governmental UNCAC focal point (if known) – contact us for their contact information;
- Peer reviewing countries;
- Available UNCAC review documents (governmental expert list, self-assessment checklist, executive summary, full country report);
- Information on measures taken after the completion of the country review.
- Additional information:
- Whether a country is an Official Development Assistance (ODA) recipient country;
- Whether a country has signed our Transparency Pledge;
- The country’s compliance status with the Transparency Pledge;
- Whether a review document was obtained through our Access to Information campaign;
- Whether a civil society organization from this country has written a parallel report on UNCAC implementation (link to the report).