Liability for corruption offencеs Printable versionLast update: 02.12.2021
According to the Art. 1 subparagraph 6) of the Law "On Combating Corruption" corruption is the illegal use by persons in charge of public office, persons authorized to perform public functions, persons equivalent to persons authorized to perform public functions, officials of their official (service) powers and related opportunities in order to obtain or accrue personally or through intermediaries property (non-property) benefits and advantages for themselves or third parties, as well as bribery of these persons through the provision of benefits and advantages;
Responsibility for corruption offences is set out in the Criminal Code and the Code of Administrative Offences.
Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the authorized body for combating corruption, which, within the limits of its authority, performs the functions of implementing the anti-corruption policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and coordinating in the field of combating corruption
All public authorities, organizations, quasi-public sector entities and officials are obliged to conduct anti-corruption activities within their competence
Detection, suppression, disclosure, investigation and prevention of corruption offences and bringing the persons guilty of committing them to justice within their competence are carried out by the bodies of the Prosecutor's Office, national security, internal affairs, military police, economic investigation service, Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In case of detection of a corruption offence, citizens can inform the state by calling the free call-center 1424. A person who reported a fact of corruption offense or who otherwise provides assistance in countering corruption is protected by the state and encouraged in the manner established by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Information on a person who provides assistance in countering corruption is a state secret and is provided in the manner prescribed by law. Disclosure of this information entails liability, established by law
A person who reported deliberately false information about the fact of a corruption offense shall be liable in accordance with the law.