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Corruption and Human Rights in IndiaComparative Perspectives on Transparency and Good Governance$
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C. Raj Kumar

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198077329

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077329.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Corruption and Human Rights in India
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C. Raj Kumar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077329.003.0001

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

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