02 Sep 2011

Bhushan Highlights the Role of Civil Society in Fighting Corruption

Eminent lawyer Prashanth Bhushan (pictured here) delivered a lecture entitled Role of civil society in the fight against corruption, during an event in honour of late journalist Narendran, and called attention to the need for a constitutional amendment institutionalizing civil society’s participation in anti-corruption policy-making in India.

Bhushan referred to the joint drafting committee for the Lokpal Bill (Ombudsman Bill) as a recent example of civil society’s involvement in anti-corruption efforts, but also expressed his criticism on the outcome of the process, highlighting that the bill proposed by the government does not take into account civil society’s demands on the matter and envisions a very weak anti-corruption body.

For the full story in The Hindu, please click here. The picture of Mr. Bhushan portrayed above is also featured in the article.