CSO Parallel Report on UNCAC

Since June 2021, CERC participate in the production of the CSO Parallel report on the UNCAC implementation by the Democratic Republic of the Congo in its second cycle covering the Chapter II (Preventive Measures) and Chapter V (Asset Recovery) of the UNCAC.

The UNCAC articles and topics that will receive particular attention in CERC parallel assessment are those covering preventive anti-corruption policies and practices (Art. 5), preventive anti-corruption bodies (Art. 6), public sector employment (Art. 7.1), codes of conduct, conflicts of interest and asset declarations (Arts. 7, 8 and 12), reporting mechanisms and whistleblower protection (Arts. 8.1 and 8.4 and 13.2), political financing (Art. 7.3), public procurement (Art. 9.1), the management of public finances (Art.9), judiciary and prosecution service (Art. 11), private sector transparency (Art. 12), access to information and participation of society (Arts. 10 and 13.1), and measures to prevent money laundering (Art. 14). It also covers the articles covering anti-money laundering (Arts. 52 and 58), measures for direct recovery of property (Arts. 53 and 56), confiscation tools (Art. 54), international cooperation for purposes of confiscation (Arts. 51, 54, 55, 56 and 59) and the return and disposal of confiscated property (Art. 57).

As a first step, CERC met between June 11 and July 13, 2021 with state and non-state actors to assess the implementation of UNCAC provisions by the Democratic Republic of Congo in law and practice. Finally, CERC research experts will use collected information to produce the civil society parallel report and make recommendations to the Congolese government.

The Democratic Republic of Congo ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) on September 23, 2010.

This project is supported by the UNCAC Coalition and made possible through funding provided by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida).