United Kingdom

United Kingdom - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


‌‌Deposit of instrument of ratification/acceptance: 14 December 1998
Entry into force of the Convention: 15 February 1999 
Entry into force of implementing legislation: 10 November 1998

Implementation and enforcement

This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in the United Kingdom.


Monitoring reports

2014 Follow-up to Phase 3 report

2012 Phase 3 report

2011 Follow-up to Phase 2bis report

2010 Phase 1ter report

2008 Phase 2bis report

2007 Follow-up to Phase 2 report

2005 Phase 2 report

2003 Phase 1bis report

1999 Phase 1 report


Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 and associated explanatory notes

Bribery Act 2010 and associated guidance



The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention establishes standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.

Full text and related documents


Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring of implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention takes places in successive phases through a rigorous peer-review monitoring system. 

Description of each phase of evaluation


Signatory countries

Reports relating to all signatory countries are published following peer review examinations conducted by the OECD Working Group on Bribery

Country reports


Data on enforcement

The enforcement data includes the number of criminal, administrative and civil cases of foreign bribery that have resulted in a final disposition, such as a criminal conviction or acquittal, or similar findings under an administrative or civil procedure.

Data on enforcement

OECD Foreign Bribery Report


Related Documents