Corruption and Human Rights in India: Comparative Perspectives on Transparency and Good Governance

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byC. Raj Kumar

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Corruption in India has become a growing and pervasive concern. It undermines not only the democratic institutions, but also the social fabric, political and bureaucratic structure of the Indian society. This book examines corruption from a human rights perspective. It differentiates betweentwo approaches to dealing with corruption, the criminal law enforcement approach to recognizing criminal culpability and the human rights approach to seeking accountability for corruption. Relying on the latter, it analyses corrupt practices that lead to violation of constitutional rights ofindividuals. In order to address the systemic inefficiencies in dealing with the problem, this work suggests key legislative and institutional reforms. It also critically examines the present anti-corruption framework, and legislative and institutional measures taken by various governments. Advocatingaccountability and transparency in governance, this book critically focuses on the right to information and the working of central and state information commissions. It compares India's experience with some other developing countries in South Asia.

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Corruption in India has become a growing and pervasive concern. It undermines not only the democratic institutions, but also the social fabric, political and bureaucratic structure of the Indian society. This book examines corruption from a human rights perspective. It differentiates betweentwo approaches to dealing with corruption, th...

C. Raj Kumar is Professor and Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University; and Dean, Jindal Global Law School. He is also Consultant to the National Human Rights Commission in India. Also, former Consultant at UN University, Tokyo; UNDP; International Council for Human Rights Policy, Geneva. Also taught at the School of Law of City...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:212 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsJustice V.R. Krishna Iyer: ForewordIntroduction1. Corruption and its Impact on Human Rights2. Corruption and its Consequences for Governance in Asia: A Comparative Perspective3. Existing Framework for Combating Corruption in India4. New Legislative and Institutional Reforms for Eliminating Corruption in India5. The Way Forward: Establishing and Independent Commission Against CorruptionIndex