HSE University Anti-Corruption Portal
Comparison of countries
Malta
Ireland
Indices
Overall Score:
53 out of 100
Rank:
52 out of 180
Rank:
18 out of 133
Overall Score:
78 out of 150
Rank:
79 out of 134
Overall Score:
7,86 out of 10
Rank:
29 out of 114
Overall Score:
72 out of 100
Rank:
20 out of 180
Rank:
29 out of 133
Overall Score:
95 out of 150
Rank:
50 out of 134
Overall Score:
8,53 out of 10
Rank:
17 out of 114
International Cooperation
UN
GRECO
UN
GRECO
OECD
FATF
Malta
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2008.
  • The review under the first cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The country report is available here.
  • GRECO’s member since 2001.
  • 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 ratified in 2004.
  • The fifth evaluation round is completed. The evaluation report is available here.
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.
Main Legislation
Malta
  1. Criminal Code 1854, Chapters 115-121D (Maltese/English);

  2. Public Administration Act 2019, along with Code of Ethics, (Maltese/English);

  3. Protection of the Whistleblower Act 2013, (Maltese/English);

  4. Code of Principles of Good Corporate Governance for Listed Entities, (English).

 
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).
Anti-Corruption Bodies
Malta
  1. Permanent Commission against Corruption of Malta, (Maltese/English).

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. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
    (Oifig an Stiúrthóra Ionchúiseamh Poiblí), (English);

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

 

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