Debevoise Associate Merryl Lawry-White Contributes to Authoritative Commentary On the UN Convention Against Corruption

1 July 2019

Merryl Lawry-White, an associate in Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s International Dispute Resolution Group, has contributed a chapter to “The United Nations Convention Against Corruption: A Commentary”, an Oxford University Press (“OUP”) publication

The book is part of a series of OUP commentaries on international law. It is the first ever commentary on the UN Convention Against Corruption (the “Convention”), which addresses prevention, criminalization, international cooperation, and asset recovery, and codifies new and existing rules across these areas. The Convention has achieved almost universal participation by States.

The OUP publication provides systematic coverage of the Convention, and is designed to serve as a reference work for academics, lawyers, and policy-makers working in the anti-corruption field, and in the fields of transnational criminal law and domestic criminal law.

Ms. Lawry-White has contributed a chapter in the preventative measures section of the book, examining the participation of societies in the areas covered by the Convention.

A copy of the book can be purchased here.

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