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The Improper Solicitation and Graft Act - Reporting
Article 13 (Reporting of Violations) ① Anyone who discovers that a violation of this Act has taken place or is taking place, may report it to the following authorities: 1. The public institution where the violation of the
Act occurred or its supervisory body 2. The Board of Audit and Inspection or other investigative authority or 3. The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission. ② No one who reports pursuant to Paragraph (1) shall receive protection
or rewards under this Act in any of the following cases 1. In the event the report was filed, even though the reporting person knew or could know that the information in the report was false 2. In the event that the reporting person demanded
a financial or other advantage or special privilege within the context of the employment relationship in return for reporting and 3. In the event that the report was filed for some other improper purpose. ③ An individual who intends to submit
a report under Paragraph (1) shall submit in writing his or her personal details along with the purport, purpose, and details of the report, sign the written report, and identify the suspected violator and provide evidence of a violation.
Article 156 of the Criminal Act (False Accusation) A person who reports false information to a public office or a public official for the purpose of having a criminal or disciplinary punishment imposed upon another shall be punished
by imprisonment for not more than ten years or a fine not exceeding fifteen million won.
Protection of a Reporting Person
· Reporting person’s identity will be kept confidential o A reporting person or cooperator’s personal information will not be disclosed. Any person who discloses personal information concerning a reporting person or cooperator
without his consent shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than three years or a fine not exceeding thirty million won.
· No one may take any disadvantageous measure against any reporting person or cooperator on grounds of their having
reported or cooperated.
o A reporting person or cooperator shall not be subject to any disadvantage regarding personal status, personnel management or financial matters on grounds of reporting, and any person who takes any such disadvantageous measure shall be punished by imprisonment
for not more than two years or a fine not exceeding twenty million won.
· A reporting person or cooperator can make a request for personal protection measures to the commission.
o A reporting person or cooperator and their relatives or cohabitants, whose lives and persons have been or are likely to be significantly harmed on grounds of their having reported or cooperated, can make a request for personal protection measures to
· The liability of the reporting person or cooperator for wrongful acts can be mitigated. oIf any wrongful act has been found to have been committed by the reporting person or cooperator in connection with the reporting
or cooperation, any punishment, disciplinary action, or disadvantageous administrative dispositions imposed thereto