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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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The Way Forward: Establishing an Independent Commission against Corruption

The Way Forward: Establishing an Independent Commission against Corruption

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(p.171) 6 The Way Forward: Establishing an Independent Commission against Corruption
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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/9780198077329.003.0006

This chapter examines the proposal for the establishment of an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in India. It contends that this proposal recognizes the inherent challenges of any institutional approach to seeking reforms, given the bottlenecks and obstacles for enforcement of the rule of law. It discusses the necessary framework for a successful anti-corruption agency, according to Transparency International. These include committed political backing at the highest levels of government, adequate resources to undertake its mission, and adequate powers of access to documentation and for the questioning of witnesses.

Keywords:   ICAC, India, anti-corruption agency, institutional approach, Transparency International, political backing, adequate resources

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