Overview of corruption within the justice sector and law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh

Abstract

Query

What are the main reasons for corruption within the justice sector and law enforcement agencies of Bangladesh?

Summary

This query focuses on the main components of the justice sector and law enforcement - judiciary and the police. Corruption in both these areas are rampant, their manifestations and causes are complex. This query examines the main causes of corruption in both these areas. It finds that there are similar causes for corruption in both the judiciary and law enforcement. These include political influence, inadequate legal provisions against conflict of interest, unclear guidelines on appointments and transfers, poor implementation of laws, lack of transparency and access to information and inadequate accountability and disciplinary measures.

Citation

Farzana Nawaz. Overview of corruption within the justice sector and law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2012) 9 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 316]

Overview of corruption within the justice sector and law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh

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