HSE University Anti-Corruption Portal
Comparison of countries
Costa Rica
114 out of 141
Overall Score:
58 out of 100
39 out of 180
Overall Score:
7,11 out of 10
105 out of 141
Overall Score:
0,68 out of 1
31 out of 139
Overall Score:
63 out of 100
Overall Score:
8,12 out of 10
18 out of 114
International Cooperation
  • GRECO’s member since 2005.
  • The Council of Europe’s Criminal Law Convention on Corruption was ratified in 2008.
  • The Council of Europe’s Civil Law Convention on Corruption is not ratified.
  • The fourth evaluation round is completed. The evaluation report 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
  1. Criminal Code: Articles 380-387, 389-392
    (Codi Penal: Articles 380-387, 389-392), (Catalan);

  2. Law 1/2019 of January 17, 2019 «On Public Service»
    (Llei 1/2019, del 17 de gener, de la funció pública), (Catalan).

Costa Rica
  1. Criminal Code: Articles 324, 338, 347-355, 361-363bis
    (Ley 4573, Código Penal: Artículos 324, 338, 347-355, 361-363bis), (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. Unit for the Fight against Corruption, Ministry of Justice and Internal Affairs
    (Unitat del Ministeri de Justícia i Interior de Prevenció i Lluita contra la Corrupció), (Catalan).

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


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