The Inter-American Convention against Corruption

About this Standards & Guidance

Sources of guidance

  • Inter-Government

Guidance Type

  • Principles

Date Added

  • 15th October 2013

The Inter-American Convention against Corruption, adopted in 1996, was the first international convention to address the question of corruption.  Of particular relevance to safeguarding confidence in the election process are articles 5-7 and 11, which make provisions for establishing, in domestic law, various forms of corruption as criminal offences.