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ACRC Korea Transparency Newsletter (February 2020)

February 2020  

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 thi s newsletter.
  President Moon met with Chair Huguette Labelle of the International Anti-Corruption Conference Council
President Moon said that he would give a full support for the success of the 19th IACC in Seoul this year.
President Moon

19th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) registration is now open
Anyone interested in IACC, co-hosted by the ACRC and the Trnasparency International on 2-5 June, 2020, is welcome to register to participate.

ACRC boost protection of whistleblowers on ‘corruption at private schools’
The ACRC signed a MoU with Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education to ensure stricter confidentiality and protection of whistleblowers on corruption at educational institutions.
educational institutions

ACRC expand laws subject to public interest whistle-blowing from 284 to 468
The ACRC submitted an amendment to the ‘Public Interest Whistleblower Protection Act’ to add 186 laws for stronger the protection of whistleblowers.
  In 2020, Korea will be cleaner and more inclusive
The ACRC announced 2020 work plan covering ‘Pushing forward with anti-corruption and fairness reform’, ‘expanding relief of citizens’ grievances’, and ‘removing unfairness in people’s everyday life’.
ACRC announced 2020 work plan

ACRC will improve 491 public institutions’s unfair and unreasonable bylaws
The ACRC will inspect unfair rules of 491 public institutions to prevent corruption-causing factors, such as abuse of authorities, in contracts between a public institution and a private entity.
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ACRC held a meeting with Local Council Chairs
Local Council Chairs

ACRC met with local governments to talk about establishment of local ombudsman office
local ombudsman office
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