Actions against Corruption

Public opinion surveys show a correlation between corruption and the lack of confidence many citizens have in their governments. Besides undermining trust on governmental institutions and politicians, corruption also affects citizens economically. Fighting corruption is a key aspect of the democratic exercise of power demanded under the Inter-American Democratic Charter, and thus, is a priority issue for all OAS member states.

Department of Legal Cooperation


Ministers of Justice

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition

Inter-American Convention against Corruption

Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC)

Inter-American Treaties for Legal and Judicial Cooperation