Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission
The Korean Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) was launched on February 29, 2008 by merging three related government entities: 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.
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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.
The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) performs the following three functions:
- Handle and address public complaints and improve related unreasonable systems
- 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
The legal ground for the foundation of ACRC is the Act on Anti-Corruption and the Establishment and Operation of ACRC (act no. 9402).
Chairpersons of the Commission
- Pak Un-jong (June 2017 - Incumbent)
- Sung Yung Hoon (December 2015 - June 2017)
- Lee Sung Bo (December 2012 - December 2015)
- Kim Young Ran (January 2011 - November 2012)
- Lee Jae Oh (September 2009 - June 2010)
- Yang Kun (March 2008 – August 2009)
Structure of ACRC
ACRC consists of a total of 15 commissioners including 1 Chairman (minister-level), 3 Vice-Chairmen (vice minister-level), 3 Standing Commissioners and 8 Non-standing Commissioners. To deal with administrative tasks, the secretariat is set up, divided into three bureaus of Ombudsman, Anti-Corruption and Administrative Appeals. They are headed by each vice-chairman. The status and independence in work of all commissioners are guaranteed by the law.
- Major Changes and Achievements Since the Launch of ACRC
- Ombudsman Annual Report 2008
- Anti-Corruption Annual Report 2008