HSE University Anti-Corruption Portal
Comparison of countries
Ireland
Costa Rica
Indices
Overall Score:
72 out of 100
Rank:
20 out of 180
Rank:
29 out of 133
Overall Score:
95 out of 150
Rank:
49 out of 129
Overall Score:
8,53 out of 10
Rank:
17 out of 117
Overall Score:
57 out of 100
Rank:
42 out of 180
Rank:
83 out of 133
Overall Score:
0,68 out of 1
Rank:
25 out of 128
Overall Score:
57 out of 100
Overall Score:
8,04 out of 10
Rank:
25 out of 117
International Cooperation
UN
GRECO
OECD
FATF
UN
OECD
OAS
Ireland
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2011.
  • The review under the second cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The executive summary is available here.
  • GRECO’s member since 1999.
  • The Council of Europe’s Criminal Law Convention on Corruption was ratified in 2003.
  • The Council of Europe’s Civil Law Convention on Corruption was not ratified.
  • The fourth evaluation round is completed. The evaluation report is available here.
  • The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions was ratified in 2003.
  • The country is undergoing Phase 3 and Phase 1bis evaluation of the implementation of the Convention. The reports are available here.
  • Member of the FATF since 1991.
  • Evaluation Report on compliance with the FATF recommendations is available here.
Costa Rica
  • 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.
Main Legislation
Ireland
  1. Ethics in Public Office Act, 1995, (English);
  2. Standards in Public Office Act, 2001, (English);
  3. Protected Disclosures Act, 2014, (English.);
  4. Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act, 2018, (English).
Costa Rica
  1. Criminal Code, Part XIV Crimes against the Administration of Justice, Section I
    (Ley 4573, Código Penal, Titulo XIV Delitos contra la Administración de Justicia, Sección I), (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
Ireland
  1. Department of Justice and Equality
    (An Roinn Dlí agus Cirt agus Comhionannais), (English);

  2. Ireland’s National Police and Security Service
    (Biúró Náisiúnta an Gharda Síochána um Choireacht Eacnamaíoch), (English);

  3. Tackling Bribery and Corruption - A Cross-Departmental Approach by the Irish Government to Raise Awareness of Bribery and Corruption, (English).

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

 

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