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Introduction

C. Raj Kumar

in Corruption and Human Rights in India

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780198077329
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081004 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077329.003.0001
Introduction

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The introduction explains the theme of the book, which is about the human rights implications of corruption in India. It argues that corruption in India is not merely a law enforcement issue where the existing laws of the state are violated and which can be remedied merely by more stringent law enforcement. It suggests that the existing anti-corruption framework in India places far too much emphasis on the criminal justice system for dealing with corruption, a system that is itself facing a crisis due to corruption and other problems. It also discusses the focus and principles of the so-called rights-based approach to fighting corruption.

Keywords: corruption; human rights; India; law enforcement; anti-corruption framework; criminal justice system; rights-based approach

Chapter.  13138 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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