CANCELLED lecture: Corruption as a violation of human rights:
29 October 2012
**Due to unforseen cirmcumstances, this event has been cancelled. **
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
Corruption violates human rights, undermines the rule of law, distorts the development process, and dis-empowers the Indian state. While there are laws against corruption in India, the gap between the law in the books and the law in practice is wide. Corruption violates human rights of the people of India as it hinders the process of fulfilling civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. The unequal application of law leading to selective enforcement due to corruption creates an environment of scant regard for law, legal institutions and judicial process. Corruption in India creates an environment whereby some people are given privileges due to their ability to pay bribes. A rule-of-law society is based upon the trust and faith of the people that they are governed on the basis of laws enforced in a fair, just, and reasonable manner. Corruption in India undermines this basic trust. The talk will focus on the relationship between corruption and human rights and to what extent domestic law, international law, including human rights ought to influence national efforts in the fight against corruption. The presentation will critically examine from a comparative and international law perspective the legal and institutional approaches in the fight against corruption, and the growth and development of the right to information in India for creating greater transparency and accountability in governance. The talk will discuss the contemporary civil society initiatives and social movements in India to develop legislative measures and independent institutional mechanisms, including the establishment of an independent commission against corruption (ICAC) similar to that of Hong Kong and Singapore to eliminate corruption.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Professor C. Raj Kumar is the Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University and the Founding Dean of Jindal Global Law School. Professor Kumar spearheaded the initiative to establish the O.P. Jindal Global University and four of its inter-disciplinary schools: Jindal Global Law School; Jindal Global Business School; Jindal School of International Affairs and the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy in the National Capital Region of Delhi (Sonipat, Haryana).
Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this seminar is equal to 1 MCLE/CPD unit.
This is being presented byCentre for Asian and Pacific Law (CAPLUS).
Contact: PLaCE Coordinator