The Korean Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) was launched on February 29, 2008 by the integration of the Ombudsman of Korea, the Korea Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Administrative Appeals Commission. The consolidation of these three organizations was intended to provide citizens with a speedier and more convenient service for filing public complaints and administrative appeals, and for thereby fighting corruption.

ACRC is intended to overhaul the legal and institutional framework in order to offer more convenient and efficient public service to the people by swiftly resolving grievances and spreading a culture of integrity.

As Korea’s anti-corruption body, the ACRC carries out both preventive and reactive functions. Its preventive measures include: anti-corruption training, Integrity Assessment, Code of Conduct for Public Officials, and Corruption Impact Assessment.

Its reactive measures are: handling corruption reports, exposing code of conduct violations, and providing protection and rewards for those who report corruption and public interest violations.


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ACRC July Newsletter Overview

  • ACRC removes 125 corruption factors from new and revised laws to prevent corruption practices.
  • Customized Anti-Corruption Policy Suited to the Newly Launched 7th Local Self-Governing Bodies to Be Pushed for.
  • Government Launches Joint Investigation Team for Recovery of Overseas Illegal Assets.
  • “Integrity Map” created to help check the integrity levels of public organizations of regions at a glance.
  • One Year after its Chairperson took office, ACRC Established Ground for Anti-Corruption Reform.

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