Corruption (corruption) – use of official position for personal gain. Her appearance refers to the time of formation of the first class societies and state formations. The first mention of corruption in the public service are reflected in the archives of Ancient Babylon XXIV century BC the King of Lagash Urukagina reformed the administration of the state to curb abuse of officials and judges. The famous ancient Latin adage says: “Do ut facies” – “I’m going to do”.
Corruption is a systemic problem, so to combat it requires a systematic effort, concerted action by all sectors of society: government, business and public organizations. Moreover, efforts should first be aimed at eliminating the causes and conditions of corruption.
Corruption is a “privatization of power”. The main task for civil organisations – participation in the preparation process of discussion, adoption and monitoring of execution of power solutions.
Fighting corruption is our common cause
In Kazakhstan the fight against corruption pays a lot of attention. To date, the country has established a solid legal framework to fight corruption: the law “On combating corruption”, the decree of President “On additional measures for strengthening fight against crime and corruption and further improve law enforcement in the Republic of Kazakhstan”, the anti-corruption strategy of Kazakhstan for 2015-2025 years, the law of Kazakhstan “On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of Kazakhstan concerning improvement of struggle against corruption”. Also in 2011, the Majilis of the Parliament of 15 countries have adopted laws aimed at combating corruption, among them the law “On state control and supervision in the Republic of Kazakhstan”, which aims to establish a common legal framework for the control and Supervisory activities of state bodies.
Meanwhile, to counteract this socially dangerous phenomenon can only be due to the joint efforts of the state and society. Our country in the fight against corruption along with the active actions of law enforcement agencies trying to cross the threshold of alienation and passivity of the citizens, thereby creating a solid barrier to prevent its further spreading. To succeed we need to combine efforts of state bodies and institutions of civil society, who with the help of the population will be able to curb this social disease.