We commit to expand anti-corruption cooperation with the global community by fully implementing global anti-corruption compacts through inter-government agency cooperation and by pushing forward with hosting the International Anti-Corruption Conference in 2020.
This commitment is specific as it aims to expand anti-corruption cooperation with the global community by fully implementing global anti-corruption compacts through inter-government agency cooperation and specifically by hosting the International Anti-Corruption Conference in 2020.
We can measure whether global anti-corruption compacts through inter-government agency cooperation have been implemented and whether the International Anti-Corruption Conference in 2020 took place.
The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention 4 phase evaluation report, which was published in December 2018, noted positive aspects of Korea’s anti-corruption framework, notably the revised act on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in international business transactions and the legal framework for whistleblower reporting protection.1 Also, the report commended actively cooperating with foreign law enforcement authorities. However, according to OECD’s economic survey on Korea, published in August 2020, Korea’s OECD Anti-Bribery Convention enforcement record has declined between the 2011 and 2018 assessments. Coordination mechanisms between Korea’s police and prosecutors’ offices and reporting requirements of suspected bribery to relevant law enforcement agencies need to be clarified.2
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), originally planned for June 2020, will now take place between 30 November and 5 December 2020 and will be a virtual event.1 It will be hosted by the government of Republic of Korea, represented by the ACRC and organised by the IACC Council and Transparency International, with the participation of TI Korea.3
- ACRC, Enforcement Decree of Act on Prohibition of False Claims for Public Funds and Recovery of Illicit Profits, http://acrc.go.kr/en/board.do?command=searchDetail&method=searchDetailViewInc&menuId=020501&confId=62&conConfId=62&conTabId=0&currPageNo=9&boardNum=772422019
- OECD, OECD Economic Surveys, https://www.oecd.org/economy/surveys/korea-2020-OECD-economic-survey-overview.pdf#page=40&zoom=100,82,1212020
- IACC, About the IACC Series, https://iaccseries.org/about/·
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