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ACRC Korea Transparency Newsletter (April 2021)

Date
14-05-2021
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April 2021  

The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) was launched on February 29, 2008 through the integration of the Korea Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Ombudsman of Korea, and the Administrative Appeals Commission. With the consolidation of these three organizations, the ACRC now provides citizens with one-stop service dealing with citizen complaints, administrative appeals, and corruption reports in a faster and more convenient way.

We would like to inform you about our recent anti-corruption activities and latest news on what the Korean government is doing to improve the nation's transparency on this newsletter.

  The Act on the Prevention of Conflict of Interest in Public Office drafted by the ACRC was passed at a plenary session in the National Assembly
The law will be applicable to about 2 million public officials, creating a momentum to make Korea an advanced country in integrity. The ACRC “will swiftly take follow-up measures, including enactment of its enforcement ordinance, so that the Act on the Prevention of Conflict of Interest in Public Office can be implemented from May next year without any problems.”
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The ACRC greatly strengthens integrity education for high-ranking public officials, while enacting the Act on Prevention of Conflict of Interest in Public Office to prevent another LH(Korea Land & Housing Corporation) speculation scandal
It also plans to distribute Guidelines for Ethical and Compliant Management to enhance integrity of public companies.

ACRC Resolves Four Month Delay of Visa Issuance for Vice-principal of International School in Korea
‘ACRC Foreign Enterprises Ombudsman’ created on 10 March resolved its first case.

The ACRC reinforces Police Ombudsman and objective external control over the police
The ACRC and the KNPA signed an MoU to improve rights and interests of people and create an uncorrupted society.

Colombia introduces Corruption Risk Assessment from the ACRC
ACRC-UNDP held a webinar for introduction of Corruption Risk Assessment program for the Colombian public officials in the Administrative Department of the Public Service on 21st Apr.

The ACRC creates Guidelines for Ethical and Compliant Management and implements in public companies, including LH(Korea Land & Housing Corporation), first
Fifteen experts from different areas in our society were appointed in 30th of last month to participate in development of Guidelines for Ethical and Compliant Management, relevant indices and operational regulations.
Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission
Government Complex Sejong, 20 Doum 5-ro, Sejong 30102, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-44-200-7151~7 Fax: +82-44-200-7916 E-mail: acrc@korea.kr
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