We lead by example.
About the Commission
The Commission for the Prevention of Corruption is an autonomous and independent state body which, for the purposes of strengthening the effective functioning of the rule of law and safeguarding it from being threatened by corrupt practices, autonomously implements its powers and carries out the tasks set out in Integrity and Prevention of Corruption Act and in other acts within the framework and on the basis of the relevant legislation.
Despite its being a public-sector institution, the Commission is not subordinate to, nor does it receive instructions or guidelines for its work from the Government or the National Assembly. In its activities, it is bound only by the Constitution and the law.
The Commission is not a detection and prosecution body in pre-trial or trial criminal proceedings, but it does possess certain executive, supervisory, and investigative (administrative) powers.
In the narrow sense, the Commission consists of three members – Chief Commissioner and two Deputies -, who decide on substantive matters at sessions; more broadly, the Commission is a state body with leadership and employees in the Office, the Corruption Oversight Bureau, and the Corruption Prevention Bureau.
“We are here to curb corruption, strengthen the rule of law, and promote integrity and transparency in the society. Our work is founded in constitutionality, impartiality, and ethics; our pledge is to improve the state of the society, rather than merely prevent its further decline.”
Why report corruption?
Any individual has the right to submit a report on counduct which they believe to have indications of a criminal offence.
- Because you, too, want to take action.
- Because otherwise, competent authrorities will not be able to take action against offenders.
- Because only through consistent exposure of such cases will we be able to assess the severity of the problem.