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Although several governments are striving to combat and mitigate corruption and its consequences, since talking about eradicating corruption is an almost utopian task, it is important to know the world´s players in this fight.

Therefore, this article is intended to list the government bodies responsible for investigations and / or the application of sanctions resulting from acts of corruption in violation of their respective laws:

  • Argentina: Oficina Anticorrupción (Anticorruption Office)
  • Austria: BAK – Bundesamt zur Korruptionsprävention und Korruptionsbekämpfung (Federal Office of Prevention and Prevention of Corruption)
  • Australia: Independent Commission Against Corruption (New South Wales) and Crime and Corruption Commission and Independent Commissioner Against Corruption and IBAC – Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission
  • Azerbaijan: Korrupsiyaya qarşı mübarizə üzrə Komissiya (Anti-Corruption Commission)
  • Bangladesh: দুর্নীতি দমন কমিশন (Anti-Corruption Commission)
  • Belarus: Генеральная прокуратура Республики Беларусь (Attorney General's Office of the Republic of Belarus)
  • Belgium: Office Central pour la Répression de la Corruption (OCRC) de la police fédérale (Central Office for the Suppression of Corruption (OCRC) of the Federal Police)
  • Bolivia: Ministerio de Transparencia Institucional y la Lucha contra la Corrupción (Ministry of Institutional Transparency and the Fight against Corruption)
  • B0snia and Herzegovina: Agencija za prevenciju korupcije i koordinaciju borbe protiv korupcije (Agency for the Prevention of Corruption and Coordination against Corruption)
  • Brazil: MP – Attorney General`s Office and CGU – Federal Comptroller General Office
  • Burundi: Observatoire de lutte contre la corruption et les malversations économiques (Observatory for the fight against corruption and economic embezzlement)
  • Buthan: भ्रष्टाचार विरोधी आयोग (Anti-Corruption Commission)
  • Cameroon: Observatoire national anti-corruption (National anti-corruption observatory)
  • Canada: RCMP – Anti-corruption Unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Federal Department of Justice and Unité permanente anticorruption
  • Cayman Islands: Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Chile: Unidad Especializada Anticorrupción and Autoridad de Valores y Seguros (Specialized Anti-Corruption Unit and Securities and Insurance Authority)
  • China: 中央纪委 (CCDI – Central Commission for Discipline Inspection)
  • Colombia: Comisión Nacional de Moralización and Comisión de Ciudadanos Nacionales de Lucha contra la Corrupción and Oficina del Fiscal General and Superintendencia de Compañías (National Commission for Moralization and Commission for National Citizens to Fight Corruption and Office of the Attorney General and Superintendency of Companies)
  • Croatia: USKOK – Ured za suzbijanje korupcije i organiziranog kriminaliteta (Office for the Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime)
  • Czech Republic: Oddělení boje s korupcí, Odbor hodnocení dopadů regulace (Corruption Unit, Regulatory Impact Assessment Department)
  • Denmark: Statsadvokaten For Særlig Økonomisk og International Kriminalitet (State Attorney for Special Economic and International Crimes)
  • Egypt: هيئة الرقابة الإدارية (Administrative Control Authority)
  • Estonia: Justiitsministeerium (Ministry of Justice)
  • Ethiopia: የፌዴራል ሥነምግባር እና ፀረሙስና ኮሚሽን (Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission)
  • European Union: European Anti-Fraud Office
  • Finland: Poliisihallitus / Polisstyrelsen (Police Council) and Sisäministeriö / Inrikesministeriet (Interior Ministery) and Valtakunnansyyttäjänvirasto / Riksåklagarämbetet (Attorney General's Office)
  • France: Agence Française Anticorruption and Haute autorité pour la transparence de la vie publique (French Anticorruption Agency and High Authority for Transparency in Public Life)
  • Georgia: ანტიკორუფციული საბჭო (Anti-Corruption Council) and ანტიკორუფციული სააგენტო (Anti-Corruption Agency) and კორუფციულ დანაშაულზე სისხლის სამართლებრივი დევნის სამმართველო (Corruption Criminal Procedure Division)
  • Germany: Bundesministerium des Innern / Referat 04 (Federal Ministry of the Interior / Unit 04)
  • Greece: Γενική Γραμματεία κατά της Διαφθοράς (General Secretariat against Corruption)
  • Hong Kong: 廉政公署 (Independent Commission Against Corruption)
  • Hungary: Nemzeti Védelmi Szolgálat Korrupciómegelőzési Főosztály (Department of Corruption Prevention of the National Defense Service)
  • India: LOKPAL – Anticorruption Authority and Central Vigilance Commission
  • Indonesia: Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (Corruption Eradication Commission)
  • Iraq: مكافحة الفساد في العراق (Iraq Anti-Corruption)
  • Ireland: Tackling Bribery and Corruption – A Cross-Departmental Approach by the Irish Government to Raise Awareness of Bribery and Corruption
  • Israel: מבקר המדינה ונציב תלונות הציבור (State Controllership and Ombudsman)
  • Italy: CIVIT – Autorità Nationale Anticorruzione
  • Jamaica: Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency
  • Japan: JICA and Consultation Desk on Anticorruption
  • Kenya: Maadili na Tume ya Kupambana na Rushwa (Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission)
  • Latvia: Korupcijas novēršanas un apkarošanas birojs (Department of Prevention and Fight against Corruption)
  • Liberia: Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Liechtenstein: Spezialisierte Ermittlergruppe für Korruptionsbekämpfung (Specialized anti-corruption investigation group)
  • Lithuania: VTEK – VYRIAUSIOJI TARNYBINĖS ETIKOS KOMISIJA (Government Official Ethics Committee) and SPECIALIŲJŲ TYRIMŲ TARNYBA (Special Investigation Office)
  • Macao: Commission Against Corruption
  • Madagascar: Bureau Independent Anti-corruption
  • Malaysia: Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah (Anti-Corruption Commission)
  • Mauritius Islands: Independent Commission Against Corruption
  • Mexico: Agencia Anticorrupción
  • Moldavia: Procuratura Anticorupţie and Centrul Naţional Anticorupţie (
  • Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office and the National Anti-corruption Center)
  • Montenegro: Agencija za sprječavanje korupcije (Anti-Corruption Commission)
  • Myanmar: အဂတိလိုက်စားမှုတိုက်ဖျက်ရေးကော်မရှင် (Anti-Corruption Commission)
  • Namibia: Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Nepal: अख्तियार दुरुपयोग अनुसन्धान आयोग (Authority Abuse Investigation Commission)
  • New Zealand: SFO – Serious Fraud Office
  • Nigeria: Independent Corrupt Practices Commission
  • North Macedonia: Drzavna komisija za sprecuvanje na korupcija (State Commission for the Prevention of Corruption)
  • Norway: ØKOKRIM – Etterforskning og rettsforfølgelse av økonomisk og miljømessig kriminalitet (Investigation and prosecution of economic and environmental crimes)
  • Pakistan: قومی احتساب بیورو (National Accountability Office)
  • Papua New Guinea: Investigation Task Force Sweep
  • Paraguay: Oficina del Procurador General (
  • Attorney General's Office)
  • Peru: CAN – Comisión Anticorrupción (Anti-Corruption Commission)
  • Philippines: Tanggapan ng Ombudsman (Ombudsman's Office)
  • Poland: Centralne Biuro Antykorupcyjne (Central Anti-Corruption Department)
  • Portugal: Attorney General's Office and National Unit Against Corruption and Corruption Prevention Council and Directorate-General for Justice Policy
  • Romania: Agenția Națională de Integritate (National Integrity Agency) and Direcția Națională Anticorupție (National Anti-Corruption Directorate) and Direcția Generală Anticorupție (Anti-Corruption General Directorate)
  • Russia: Совет при Президенте Российской Федерации по противодействию коррупции (Presidential Anti-Corruption Council) and Управление Президента Российской Федерации по вопросам противодействия коррупции (Office of the President of the Russian Federation to Combat Corruption) and Следственный комитет России (Russian Investigation Committee)
  • Saudi Arabia: اللجنة الوطنية لمكافحة الفساد (National Anti-Corruption Commission)
  • Serbia: Agencija za borbu protiv korupcije (Anti-Corruption Agency)
  • Sierra Leone: Anti-corruption Commission
  • Singapore: Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau
  • Slovakia: NAKA – Národná kriminálna agentúra (National Criminal Agency)
  • Slovenia: Komisija za preprečevanje korupcije Republike Slovenije (Corruption Prevention Commission of the Republic of Slovenia)
  • South Africa: Iforamu Yesizwe Yokulwa Nenkohlakalo (National Anti-Corruption Forum)
  • South Korea: 반부패 및 민권위원회 (Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission)
  • Spain: Fiscalía contra la Corrupción y la Criminalidad Organizada (Prosecutor's Office against Corruption and Organized Crime)
  • Sweden: Riksenheten mot korruption (National Anti-Corruption Unit) and Nationella korruptionsgruppen (National Corruption Group)
  • Switzerland: Groupe de travail interdépartemental pour la lutte contre la corruption (Interdepartmental working group for the fight against corruption)
  • Taiwan: 反腐敗局 (Anti-Corruption Agency)
  • Thailand: คณะกรรมการป้องกันและปราบปรามการทุจริตแห่งชาติ (National Anti-Corruption Commission)
  • The Netherlands: Rijksrecherche (National Criminal Investigation) and Fiscale Inlichtingen en opsporingsdienst (Tax Investigation and Information Service) and Openbaar Ministerie (Public Ministry) and Huis voor klokkenluiders (Home for Whistleblowers)
  • Turkey: MASAK – Mali Suçları Araştırma Kurulu (Financial Crimes Investigation Council) and Ombudsman and Kamu Hizmeti Etik Kurulu (Public Service Ethics Council)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands: Integrity Commission
  • United Kingdom: SFO – Serious Fraud Office
  • Ukraine: Національне антикорупційне бюро (National Anti-Corruption Agency)
  • Uruguay: JUTEP – Junta de Transparencia y Ética Pública (Board of Transparency and Public Ethics) and Oficina del Procurador General (Attorney General's Office)
  • USA: US DOJ – Department of Justice (in the criminal field) and SEC – Securities & Exchange Commission (in the civil field)
  • Vietnam: Ban chỉ đạo trung ương về chống tham nhũng (Central Steering Committee to Combat Corruption)
  • Zimbabwe: Anti-Uori Komisheni (Anti-Corruption Commission)

Corruption is a global concern and whether due to a wide variety of causes and pressures from some segments of society or even the international community, each country tries to establish preventive and / or curative controls in the fight against this sickness of the millennium.

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