States Parties law enforcement agencies must constantly adapt to global corruption and economic crime strategies that have evolved significantly over the past decade. Law enforcement agencies, especially those with an anti-corruption mandate, need to strengthen incentives for cooperation and an effective interagency coordination as well as information exchange.
The majority of States Parties have the requisite legislation in place, but only a small number of relevant cases had reached the criminal justice system.
The Convention calls upon States Parties to ensure the existence of bodies or persons specialized in combating corruption through law enforcement. Furthermore, it requires that States Parties take measures to encourage cooperation with law enforcement authorities of persons who are themselves (potentially) subject to prosecution for their direct or indirect participation in corruption offences.