The Convention covers the following key areas:
- Preventive Measures: A full chapter of the Convention is devoted to preventive measures, which are directed to both the public and private sectors.
- Criminalization and Law Enforcement Measures: The Convention requires States parties to include criminal offenses and other offenses covering a wide range of acts of corruption, if they are not already included as offenses under domestic law.
- International Cooperation: States parties are obliged by this Convention to provide specific forms of mutual legal assistance for the collection and transfer of evidences for use in court and to extradite offenders.
- Asset Recovery: One of the highlights of the Convention is the inclusion of a chapter on asset recovery aimed at recovering the assets to their rightful owners, including those from which they were illegally taken.