Title: Normative structure for criminalising corruption - the South Asian experience

Authors: Sai Ramani Garimella

Addresses: Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chankyapuri, New Delhi-110021, India

Abstract: International efforts addressing graft issues have largely been centred on the human rights discourse. The UN Convention against Corruption has mandated member states to establish a legal regime founded upon addressing corruption as a violation of human rights. South Asian countries have largely founded their anti-corruption activities on penalisation of corrupt behaviour. The UNODC has been found to be an important help in the capacity building mechanism against corruption in this region. This research paper aims at chronicling the efforts of a few South Asian countries on lines of the UNCAC mandate.

Keywords: human rights; corruption; criminalisation; UNCAC; United Nations Convention against Corruption; South Asia; governance; anti-corruption activities; capacity building.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2014.060454

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2014 Vol.2 No.1, pp.46 - 64

Received: 12 Apr 2013
Accepted: 05 Jun 2013

Published online: 16 Apr 2014 *

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