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A Review on the 「Bill on the Prevention of Unjust Solicitations and Conflicts of Interest」

  • Public Land Law Review
  • Abbr : KPLLR
  • 2014, 67(), pp.269-288
  • Publisher : Korean Public Land Law Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

Hong Wan Sik 1

1건국대학교

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ABSTRACT

A main purpose of this article is to review the 「Bill on the Prevention of Unjust Solicitations and Conflicts of Interest」, so called the ‘Kim Young-ran Bill’. Despite the overwhelming public opinion and the agreement of the floor leaders of both the ruling and opposition parties, the standing committee of the National Assembly failed to pass the ‘Kim Young-ran Bill’ The Anticorruption Bill, called as the ‘Kim Young-ran Bill’, is named after a former Supreme Court justice and a former chair of the Anticorruption and Civil Rights Commission who proposed it. This Anticorruption Bill would apply criminal charges to public servants and employees of public institutions who get money of more than one million won regardless of whether or not they provide compensational treatment or whether or not it relates to their public duties. In many criminal cases, no criminal charges could be upheld against bribery suspects unless it is proven that they have provided compensational treatment in return for the money they received. Furthermore the Bill aims to address corruption problems among public servants and etc. and bar them from engaging in conflicts of interest. Most of people including journalists and professors suspect that the representatives and the public servants don’t want the strengthened anticorruption bill ‘Kim Young-ran Bill’. The ‘Kim Young-ran Bill’ should pass the National Assembly as soon as possible for the transparency and anticorruption in Korea.

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