Costa Rica: Learning from the Colombian Judiciary

Between October 28 and November 3, seven members of the Judiciary of Costa Rica travelled to Colombia to observe the internal control bodies of the Colombian judiciary and their methods of detecting and deterring acts of corruption.

During the visit, the delegation met with high-level representatives at the Supreme Court, Audit Department, Judicial Council, Internal Control Department, the Colombian National Police and Office of the Attorney General. Through these meetings, the Costa Rican delegation learned about different mechanisms for internal control and how preventive and disciplinary mechanisms are set up to enforce ethical norms.

The Strengthening Capacity to Detect Fraud, Prevent Corruption, and Implement and Effective Ethics Framework in Costa Rica’s Judiciary is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).