HSE University Anti-Corruption Portal
Comparison of countries
USA
Republic of Korea
Indices
Overall Score:
67 out of 100
Rank:
25 out of 180
Rank:
2 out of 133
Overall Score:
0,72 out of 1
Rank:
21 out of 128
Overall Score:
76 out of 100
Overall Score:
83 out of 150
Rank:
74 out of 134
Overall Score:
8,83 out of 10
Rank:
10 out of 117
Overall Score:
61 out of 100
Rank:
33 out of 180
Rank:
21 out of 133
Overall Score:
0,73 out of 1
Rank:
17 out of 128
Overall Score:
62 out of 100
Overall Score:
97 out of 150
Rank:
47 out of 134
Overall Score:
8,33 out of 10
Rank:
20 out of 114
International Cooperation
UN
GRECO
OECD
G20
APEC
FATF
OAS
UN
OECD
G20
APEC
FATF
IACA
USA
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2006.
  • The review under the first cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The country report is available here. The self-assessment checklist under the second cycle is available here.
  • GRECO’s member since 2000.
  • The Council of Europe’s Criminal Law Convention on Corruption is not ratified.
  • The Council of Europe’s Civil Law Convention on Corruption is not ratified. 
  • The forth evaluation round is completed. The evaluation report is available here
  • The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions was ratified in 1998.
  • The country is undergoing Phase 4 evaluation of the implementation of the Convention. The report is available here.
  • G20 Presidency in 2008 (Washington) and in 2009 (Pittsburg).
  • The documents adopted under the US Presidency are available here (Washington) and here (Pittsburg).
  • APEC’s member since 1989.
  • Member of the FATF since 1990.
  • Evaluation Report on compliance with the FATF recommendations is available here.
  • The Inter-American Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2000.
Republic of Korea
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2008.
  • The review under the first cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The executive summary is available here.
  • The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions was ratified in 1999.
  • The country is undergoing Phase 4 evaluation of the implementation of the Convention. The report is available here.
  • G20 Presidency in 2010.
  • The documents adopted under the Presidency of the Republic of Korea are available here.
  • APEC’s member since 1989.
  • Member of the FATF since 2009.
  • Evaluation Report on compliance with the FATF recommendations is available here.
  • The Agreement for the Establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Academy as an International Organization was ratified in 2011.
Main Legislation
USA
  1. 18 US Code, Chapter 11 - Bribery, Graft, and Conflicts of Interest, (English);

  2. 5 US Code Appendix, Ethics in Government Act of 1978, (English);

  3. 5 Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter XVI – Office of Government Ethics, (English);

  4. 15 US Code, Anti-Bribery and Books and Records Provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, (English);

  5. 18 US Сode, Chapter 96 - Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, (English).

Republic of Korea
  1. Criminal Act, articles 129-133 and 357
    (형법, 조항 129-133, 357), (Korean/English);

  2. Act on Preventing Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions
    (국제상거래에 있어서 외국공무원에 대한 뇌물방지법), (Korean/English);

  3. Improper Solicitation and Graft Act
    (부정청탁 및 금품등 수수의 금지에 관한 법률), (Korean/English);

  4. Act on the Protection of Public Interest Whistleblowers
    (공익신고자 보호법), (Korean);

  5. Act on the Prevention of Corruption and the Establishment and Management of Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission
    (부패방지 및 국민권익위원회의 설치와 운영에 관한 법률), (Korean/English);

  6. Act on the Creation and Functioning of the Office for Investigation of Corruption among High-Ranked Officials
    (고위공직자범죄수사처 설치 및 운영에 관한 법률), (Korean);

  7. Public Service Ethics Act
    (공직자윤리법), (Korean);

  8. Code of Conduct for Public Officials
    (공무원 행동강령), (Korean).

Anti-Corruption Bodies
USA
  1. US Department of Justice, (English);

  2. Office of Government Ethics, (English);

  3. Interagency Ethics Council, (English);

  4. United States Securities and Exchange Commission, (English);

  5. United States Office of Special Counsel, (English);

  6. Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, (English);

  7. United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Combating Corruption in the Multilateral Development Banks, (English).

Republic of Korea
  1. Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission
    (대한민국 국민권익위원회), (Korean/English).

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