ACRC LogoOn 27 March, IACA and the Republic of Korea’s Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose of fostering cooperation in the prevention of and fight against corruption.

The memorandum calls for exchanges of information and expertise as well as joint efforts in education, institution and capacity building. Ms. Young Ran Kim, Chairperson of the ACRC and and Mr. Martin Kreutner, Chair of the IACA International Transition Team and Executive Secretary to the Provisional Commission, signed the agreement at IACA’s campus on behalf of their organizations.

The ACRC was established in 2008, as a result of the integration of three agencies; the Anti-Corruption Bureau, the Ombudsman, and the Administrative Appeals Bureau. It is mandated with handling and addressing public complaints, improving related unreasonable systems, building a clean society by preventing and deterring corruption in the public sector, and protecting people’s rights from illegal and unfair administrative practices through the administrative appeals system.