Has the country signed up to the following international anti-corruption instruments: UNCAC and the OECD Convention?
5a. Signatory and Ratification status
Algeria score: 100/100
The country has not signed up to either instrument.
The country is a significant defence exporter and has not signed the OECD Convention, but it has signed and ratified the UNCAC convention.
The country has signed up to but not ratified all relevant instruments depending on its status as defence exporter.
The country is not a significant defence exporter, and it has signed up and ratified at least the UNCAC Convention. The country is a significant defence exporter, and it has signed up and ratified at least the OECD Convention.
According to SIPRI’s Arms Transfers Database, Algeria has not been a significant defence exporter between 2015 and 2017.
Algeria signed the UNCAS on December 9, 2003, and ratified it on August 25, 2004. It ratified it with a reservation regarding the possibility of extradition to the International Court of Justice.
1) SIPRI “TIV of arms exports from Algeria, 2015-2017”. Accessed October 15, 2018. http://armstrade.sipri.org/armstrade/html/export_values.php.
2) United Nations “United Nation Treaty Collection”. Accessed October 15, 2018. https://treaties.un.org/pages/viewdetails.aspx?src=ind&mtdsg_no=xviii-14&chapter=18&lang=en#EndDec.
Algeria score: 50/100
The country has largely failed to comply with its obligations under ratified Conventions.
The country has major or significant issues of compliance with one or both conventions it has ratified.
The country has minor issues of compliance with one or both conventions it has ratified.
The country has complied with most of its obligations in priority areas covered by the relevant convention/s it has ratified.
A UNCAC report of 2016 outlines (1) what Algeria had done to address recommendations of the first review report, which was done in 2014 (2). The 2016 report mentions a couple of measures Algeria has introduced regarding: the protection of witnesses, experts and victims, property protection, improvements in stopping money laundering and mechanisms in the fight against corruption (1). Algeria will be reviewed in Chapters 2 and 5 of the UNCAC Convention in 2019/2020. Therefore, at this time, it is not possible to fully assess whether Algeria entirely complies with the obligations (3).
1) Review Group UNCAC, “Measures and actions taken in the context of the continuing application of the convention against Corruption” (in Arabic). November 2016. Accessed November 20, 2018. https://www.unodc.org/documents/treaties/UNCAC/WorkingGroups/ImplementationReviewGroup/14-16November2016/GoodPractices/2016.91/Algeria.pdf.
2) Implementation Review Group of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, “Good Practices of implementation of UNCAC by States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption”. May 29, 2014. Accessed November 20, 2018. https://www.unodc.org/documents/treaties/UNCAC/WorkingGroups/ImplementationReviewGroup/2-6June2014/V1403544e.pdf.
3) Interview with interviewee No. 1, November 12, 2018.
Compare scores by country
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|Country||5a. Signatory and Ratification status||5b. Compliance|
|Algeria||100 / 100||50 / 100|
|Angola||100 / 100||0 / 100|
|Burkina Faso||100 / 100||50 / 100|
|Cameroon||100 / 100||25 / 100|
|Cote d'Ivoire||100 / 100||25 / 100|
|Egypt||100 / 100||0 / 100|
|Ghana||100 / 100||25 / 100|
|Iraq||50 / 100||0 / 100|
|Jordan||100 / 100||50 / 100|
|Kuwait||100 / 100||25 / 100|
|Lebanon||100 / 100||25 / 100|
|Mali||100 / 100||25 / 100|
|Morocco||100 / 100||100 / 100|
|Niger||100 / 100||50 / 100|
|Nigeria||100 / 100||50 / 100|
|Oman||100 / 100||0 / 100|
|Palestine||100 / 100||NEI|
|Qatar||100 / 100||0 / 100|
|Saudi Arabia||50 / 100||25 / 100|
|Tunisia||100 / 100||50 / 100|
|United Arab Emirates||25 / 100||NA|