On February 23, 2018, NCSC presented the Comprehensive Assessment of the Anti-Corruption Gaps and/or Vulnerabilities report to the Judiciary of Costa Rica.
NCSC experts Ms. María Gil Flood and Mr. Marko Magdic, presented the main findings of the report to those in attendance, and electronic copies of the report were made available to all members of the Judiciary.
The Assessment was formally presented to the Chief Justice of Costa Rica, Justice Chinchilla, by the U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, Ambassador Sharon Day. In her remarks, Ambassador Day noted the U.S. government’s interest in strengthening the work of the Costa Rica Judiciary. Chief Justice Chinchilla thanked Ambassador Day, the U.S. government and NCSC for their support in strengthening the Costa Rican Judiciary, and democracy in the country.
The Assessment is part of a two-year program to develop the capacity of the Costa Rican judiciary to detect and prevent fraud and corruption, and implement an effective ethics framework. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.