HSE University Anti-Corruption Portal
Comparison of countries
Republic of Korea
Germany
Indices
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
Overall Score:
80 out of 100
Rank:
9 out of 180
Rank:
14 out of 133
Overall Score:
8,62 out of 10
Rank:
14 out of 114
Overall Score:
0,84 out of 1
Rank:
6 out of 128
Overall Score:
54 out of 150
Rank:
124 out of 134
Overall Score:
69 out of 100
International Cooperation
UN
OECD
G20
APEC
FATF
IACA
UN
GRECO
OECD
G20
FATF
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.
Germany
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2014.
  • The review under the second cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The report is available here.
  • GRECO’s member since 1999.
  • The Council of Europe’s Criminal Law Convention on Corruption was ratified in 2017.
  • The Council of Europe’s Civil Law Convention on Corruption is not ratified.
  • The 5 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 2017.
  • The documents adopted under Germany’s Presidency are available here.
  • Member of the FATF since 1990.
  • Evaluation Report on compliance with the FATF recommendations is available here.
Main Legislation
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).

Germany
  1. Criminal Code, Sections 299-301 and 331-338
    (Strafgesetzbuch, § 299-301, § 331-338), (German), (English);

  2. Act on Regulatory Offences, Section 30
    (Ordnungswidrigkeitengesetz), (German), (English);

  3. Act on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions
    (Gesetz zu dem Übereinkommen vom 17. Dezember 1997 über die Bekämpfung der Bestechung ausländischer Amtsträger im internationalen Geschäftsverkehr), (German), (English);

  4. Law on Civil Servants in the Federal States​
    (Gesetz zur Regelung des Statusrechts der Beamtinnen und Beamten in den Ländern)(German);

  5. Law on Federal Civil Service
    (Bundesbeamtengesetz), (German).

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

Germany
  1. Federal Criminal Police Office
    (Bundeskriminalamt), (German).

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