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Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions
Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions
November 1997
The Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions establishes legally binding standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions and establishes an open-ended, peer-driven monitoring mechanism to ensure the thorough implementation of the international obligations. It is the first and only international anti-corruption instrument focused on the ‘supply side’ of the bribery transaction.
 
The Convention was adopted on 21 November 1997 on the occasion of the Negotiating Conference. 
Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions
Key dates
Opened for signature on 17 December 1997
Adopted on 17 December 1997
Entered into force on 15 February 1999