The Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. James N. Verdier, Jr. is in Vienna, Austria participating in the Fifth Session Review Group of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
The session brings together countries that are states parties to the convention.
The UNCAC Convention which is being held from June 2-6, 2014, focuses on the review of the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, performance of the Mechanism for the Review of Implementation of UNCAC and its term of reference, technical assistance, financial and budgetary matters, and provisional agenda for the sixth session of the Implementation Review Group.
The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is a multilateral convention negotiated by members of the United Nations.
It is the first global legally binding international anti-corruption instrument. UNCAC helps countries prevent and combat corruption more effectively.
UNCAC requires that States Parties implement several anti-corruption measures which may affect their laws, institutions and practices.
These measures are aimed at preventing corruption, criminalizing certain conducts, strengthening international law enforcement and judicial cooperation, providing effective legal mechanisms for asset recovery, technical assistance and information exchange, and mechanisms for implementation of the Convention, including the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (CoSP).
Liberia has already prepared, validated and submitted its responses to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) comprehensive self-assessment checklist in preparation for the peer review of the country as a State Party. Liberia is expected to be reviewed by the Republics of Benin and South Africa.