Abstract: The offence of corruption has been a problematic issue throughout decades in Georgia as well as in most developing countries. From this point of view, the offence of getting and giving a bribe could be regarded as the most sensitive. Bribery as the social phenomenon has been known for centuries, and since then, it has still been actual at each stage of development of the society. As the offence, bribery originated in the establishment of the Public Offi cial’s institution and since then it remains to belong to the category of topical and dangerous crimes in spite of the change of its structure. This article provides a fundamental analysis of bribery. It covers topics of giving and getting a bribe, criminal analysis of that offence and legislative norms in this sphere at local and international levels. The article also reviews a comparative-legal analysis of the legislation of foreign countries.