HSE University Anti-Corruption Portal
Main Legislation
  1. Criminal Code: Articles 324, 338, 347-355
    (Ley 4573, Código Penal: Artículos 324, 338, 347-355), (Spanish);

  2. Law No. 8422 «On Countering Corruption and Illicit Enrichment in Civil Service»
    (Ley 8422 contra la corrupción y el enriquecimeinto ilícito en la función pública), (Spanish);

  3. Law No. 9699 «On Liability of Legal Persons for Bribery, Transnational Bribery and other Crimes»
    (Ley 9699 Responsabilidad de las personas jurídicas sobre cohechos domésticos, soborno transnacional y otros delitos), (Spanish).

Anti-Corruption Bodies
  1. General Prosecutor’s Office of Costa Rica
    (Procuraduría General de la República de Costa Rica), (Spanish).

International Cooperation
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2007.
  • The review under the first cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The country report is available here.
  • The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions was ratified in 2017.
  • The country is undergoing Phase 2 evaluation of the implementation of the Convention. The report is available here.
  • The Inter-American Convention against Corruption was ratified in 1997.
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