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KIC International Forum 2018: Anti-corruption Reforms for a Transparent Society - Experiences and Lessons

  • Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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On December 6, 2018, the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) and the Korean Institute of Criminology (KIC) co-hosted the fifth annual KIC International Forum at the Le Meridien Seoul. This year’s theme is titled, Anti-corruption Reforms for a Transparent Society: Experiences and Lessons.

KIC’s president, Han, In-Sup, delivered the opening and closing remarks. Park, Sang-Ki (Minister, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea) and Seong, Kyoung-Ryung (Chairman, National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRC), Republic of Korea) delivered the congratulatory remarks.  The keynote address was given by H.E. Ambassador Thomas Lehmann (Embassy of Denmark, Korea), Erik O. Wennerstrom, (Director-General, National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå), Sweden), and Pak, Un-Jong (Chairman, Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC), Republic of Korea).

Internationally renowned academics and practitioners from across the globe presented and attended the conference and shared their experiences and insights in corruption in public and private sectors during the two sessions, “Session 1- Anti-Corruption in the Public Sector: Experiences and Lessons” and “Session 2- Anti-Corruption in the Private Sector: Experiences and Lessons.” The presenters in the first session are as follows: (1) Daniel Ming-Chak Li (Former Deputy Commissioner, Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Hong Kong, SAR, PRC), (2) Yeo, Hwan-Sup (Chief Prosecutor, Chungju District Prosecutors’ Office, Republic of Korea), (3) Yoshio Nakamura (Director of the Research Department, Research and Training Institute of the Ministry of Justice (RTI), Japan), and (4) Im, Yoon-Ju (Director-General, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC), Republic of Korea). The discussants for the first session were Cho, Sung-Ik (Chief Audit Officer, Special Investigation Bureau, The Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea (BAI), Republic of Korea) and Park, Mi-Suk (Senior Research Fellow, Korean Institute of Criminology (KIC)). The moderator for the first session was Kim, Han-Kyun (Research Fellow, Korean Institute of Criminology).

The second panel of presenters are as follows: (1) Suzanne Snively (Chair, Transparency International New Zealand), (2) Kim, Geo Sung (Former Chairman, Transparency International, Korea), (3) Peter M. Koski (Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP, USA), and (4) Yoon, Hae Sung (Director, Corruption & Economic Research Division, Korean Institute of Criminology). The discussants were Lee, Eun-Kyung (Former President, Korean Women Lawyers Association) and Kang, Sun-A (Director, NGO & Business Cooperation Division Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC), Republic of Korea). The moderator for the second session was Yeon, Seong- Jin (a Senior Research Fellow, Korean Institute of Criminology (KIC).