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The Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) performs the following 4 functions:
Address civil complaints which cause inconvenience or burden to citizens
Build a clean society by preventing and deterring corruption in the public sector
Protect people´s rights from illegal and unfair administrative practices through the administrative appeals system
Make recommendations of improvement on unreasonable laws or system which may lead to civil complaints or corruption-prone environment

International Cooperation

The Korean government has been committed to global initiatives to combat corruption and resolve grievances of the people.

For example, Korea actively participated in the adoption of the "G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan" and creation of the "APEC Anti-Corruption and Transparency Working Group." The ACRC of Korea also played a leading role in establishing the ACA (Anti-Corruption Agency) Forum and serves as the secretariat of the ACA Forum where the heads of the anti-corruption bodies discuss anti-corruption issues in the Asian-Pacific region.

In addition, the ACRC has faithfully tried to implement international anti-corruption conventions such as the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Moreover, the ACRC signed bilateral MOUs with the anti-corruption bodies of Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Mongolia, expanding its technical assistance for developing nations.

On the Ombudsman side, the ACRC has been playing an important role to promote exchanges and cooperation through various initiatives as a member of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) and the Asian Ombudsman Association (AOA). Furthermore, the ACRC signed MOUs with the Ombudsman institutions of Indonesia, Kyrgyz, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Philippines for bilateral cooperation to enhance the rights of, and help resolve the grievances of overseas nationals.

The ACRC, with both Ombudsman and anti-corruption functions, will continue to cooperate with the international community more closely and effectively.