HSE University Anti-Corruption Portal
Comparison of countries
Germany
Austria
Indices
Overall Score:
80 out of 100
Rank:
9 out of 180
Rank:
14 out of 133
Overall Score:
8,62 out of 10
Rank:
14 out of 117
Overall Score:
0,84 out of 1
Rank:
6 out of 128
Overall Score:
54 out of 150
Rank:
120 out of 128
Overall Score:
69 out of 100
Overall Score:
76 out of 100
Rank:
15 out of 180
Rank:
36 out of 133
Overall Score:
0,82 out of 1
Rank:
8 out of 128
Overall Score:
N/A
Overall Score:
33 out of 150
Rank:
127 out of 128
Overall Score:
8,36 out of 10
Rank:
18 out of 117
International Cooperation
UN
GRECO
OECD
G20
FATF
UN
GRECO
OECD
FATF
IACA
Germany
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2014.
  • The review under the second cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The report is available here.
  • GRECO’s member since 1999.
  • The Council of Europe’s Criminal Law Convention on Corruption was ratified in 2017.
  • The Council of Europe’s Civil Law Convention on Corruption is not ratified.
  • The 5 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 1998.
  • The country is undergoing Phase 4 evaluation of the implementation of the Convention. The report is available here.
  • G20 Presidency in 2017.
  • The documents adopted under Germany’s Presidency are available here.
  • Member of the FATF since 1990.
  • Evaluation Report on compliance with the FATF recommendations is available here.
Austria
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2006.
  • The review under the first cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The country report is available here.
  • GRECO’s member since 2006.
  • The Council of Europe’s Criminal Law Convention on Corruption was ratified in 2013.
  • The Council of Europe’s Civil Law Convention on Corruption was ratified in 2006.
  • 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 1999.
  • The country is undergoing Phase 3 evaluation of the implementation of the Convention. The report is available here.
  • Member of the FATF since 1990.
  • Evaluation Report on compliance with the FATF recommendations is available here.
  • The Agreement for the Establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Academy as an International Organization was ratified in 2010.
Main Legislation
Germany
  1. Criminal Code, Sections 299-301 and 331-338
    (Strafgesetzbuch, § 299-301, § 331-338), (German), (English);

  2. Act on Regulatory Offences, Section 30
    (Ordnungswidrigkeitengesetz), (German), (English);

  3. Act on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions
    (Gesetz zu dem Übereinkommen vom 17. Dezember 1997 über die Bekämpfung der Bestechung ausländischer Amtsträger im internationalen Geschäftsverkehr), (German), (English);

  4. Law on Civil Servants in the Federal States​
    (Gesetz zur Regelung des Statusrechts der Beamtinnen und Beamten in den Ländern)(German);

  5. Law on Federal Civil Service
    (Bundesbeamtengesetz), (German);

  6. Law on Countering Corruption
    (Gesetz zur Bekämpfung der Korruption), (German).

Austria
  1. Criminal Code, articles 153, 153a, 168c, 168d, 302, 304-308 and 309
    (Gesamte Rechtsvorschrift für Strafgesetzbuch), (German);
  2. Law of June 27, 1979 “On Civil Service”
    (Beamten-Dienstrechtsgesetz 1979)(German);
  3. Law on Criminal Liability of Legal Persons
    (Bundesgesetz über die Verantwortlichkeit von Verbänden für Straftaten, abbreviated Verbandsverantwortlichkeitsgesetz or VbVG), (German).
Anti-Corruption Bodies
Germany
  1. Federal Criminal Police Office
    (Bundeskriminalamt), (German).

Austria
  1. Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption (German/English);
  2. Austrian Integrity Network
    (Integritätsbeauftragten-Netzwerk), (German).

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