The guidelines offer a range of measures that can be implemented by governmental authorities, law enforcement agencies, and in certain cases, private sector entities, to strengthen law enforcement responses to corruption in times of emergency. The guidelines aim to:
Provide law enforcement practitioners with practical advice on the challenges law enforcement faces in an emergency crisis.
Illustrate good detection, investigation and prosecution practices during emergency situations and identify key challenges that may arise in future crises, including through international co-operation mechanisms.
Inform law enforcement practitioners about the benefits of emerging technologies and innovative institutional developments identified during COVID-19 that can assist with combating corruption.