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Rome G20 Summit Recognizes Anti-corruption Policies of ACRC as Global Best Practice

Date
07-12-2021

Rome G20 Summit Recognizes Anti-corruption Policies of ACRC as Global Best Practice

 

- The excellence of Korea’s corruption reporting system, comprehensive anti-corruption system, inter-organizational cooperation framework was recognized -

 

  • Anti-corruption policies of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC, Chairperson Jeon Hyun-Heui) were recognized as best practice suiting global standards.

     

    The Compendium of Good Practices on Measurement of Corruption, an annex of G20 Rome Leader’s Declaration adopted on October 31, states that anti-corruption policies of the ACRC and etc. are good practices that meet the global standards.

     

  • The Compendium was compiled by G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group with an aim to contribute to effective control of corruption.

     

    It comments that Korea established anti-corruption system at the right time under the then Anti-Corruption Act enacted in 2002 and the Act on the Prevention of Corruption and the Establishment and Management of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission enacted in 2008. It also says that the anti-corruption system has deterred public officials from abusing authority and violating laws and at the same time effectively prevented acts of corruption.

     

    The compendium also states that Korea has in place a systemic framework for collecting and analyzing almost all types of data that can lead to corruption or be used to measure phenomenon of corruption, such as public procurement, transparency in public administration, registration of gifts and money, political donation, financial information exchange.

     

  • The ACRC has improved the corruption reporting system on a regular basis. And through a thorough upgrading in March this year, the online corruption and public interest report website, ‘Clean portal’, added functions of automatic classification of reports and reporting guide. This has enabled anyone to make a report on the website without difficulties.

     

  • Chairperson Jeon Hyun-Heui of the ACRC said, “The fact that the G20 recognized Korea’s anti-corruption policies as best practice indicates that the global community acknowledged Korean government’s policies to build a society full of integrity.”

     

    She added, “The ACRC, as Korea’s anti-corruption governing agency, will continue to make big achievements on tackling corruption in Korea, serving as an active role in placing the country on the top 20s on Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2020”.