* Date : 2021-03-11
Korea restricted the prosecution’s investigative powers to six types of crimes including corruption, economic crimes and crimes by civil servants in January. It also created a special agency to investigate corruption allegations involving high-ranking officials. The ruling party is pushing for a campaign to strip the prosecution of its remaining investigative powers and give them to a new state agency called the Serious Crime Investigative Agency. Korea is among 56 countries, along with the UK, Australia and France, that have an agency dedicated to investigating high-profile corruption cases. In this week’s edition of Foreign Correspondents, we sit down with our panel of journalists to discuss how countries are tackling corruption among high-ranking public officials privy to privileged information.
- Andrew Salmon, Correspondent / Asia Times
- Jason Strother, Correspondent / The World
- Morten Larsen / Freelance Journalist
Skype Interview Guests
- Andi Hoxhaj, Teaching Fellow in Law / University of Warwick
- Andrew Spalding, Professor of Law / University of Richmond