Anti-Corruption Laws in Bangladesh

- Justice Md. Azizul Haque


Corruption can be defined as the offences which eradicate a country on an administrative level and thus are, in many instances of history, considered to be the prime reason for the eradication of a country’s political and financial stance. In Bangladesh corruption is categorized under the list of offences found in the Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2004 and though the list is not exhaustive, for the time being it is the sole guideline on the matter.

For proper analysis of the Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2004 there are many books with vast amount of legal analysis and case references out there on the market shelves. One such book is Anti-Corruption Laws in Bangladesh which does not only provide a proper legal guidance on the matter but also includes suggestions and remedial actions which may stop such corruptive practices at an National level.

The book has been written by Justice Md. Azizul Haque and is the First edition in its genre under the author’s supervision. The writer is quite proficient on this legal topic and has spent considerable time in dealing with the issues of Anti-Corruption in a manner befitting a quality book. As reflected from the preface the writer has made the context of the book easily understandable by most individuals, regardless of being a legal practitioner or just a casual reader. Furthermore, great deal of effort has been inserted in making the book error free both in grammatical and legal context. The author presented the book in simple and lucid languages. The book will be very much helpful to the academics as well as legal practitioners in picking up laws and references in this area. Students may also benefit from its usage in writing their thesis or other matters pertaining to their studies. There have many instances in the past administrations which were found to be heavily involved in corruption and those situations have been critically analyzed by the writer in this book for giving suggestions that may work as a remedy to perhaps prevent as well as overcome such administrative tragedies of the country’s past generations. The book also takes into consideration the prevailing Anti-corruption theories and list particular merits and drawbacks of each such theories.

Moreover, the book itself can be found to be helpful for those legal practitioners in need of a quick glance on matters regarding Anti-corruption laws. The book lists the topics in a coherent order and enables readers with a more comprehensive glance of the legal framework set in this particular legal area.

In conclusion, the overall quality of the book is quite standard and is on par with many of the books out there on this particular matter. Since the book deals with vast array of cases involving anti-corruption matters and bodies which deal with them, it can be seen as exhilarating read for all in need of extensive know-how on this subject matter.


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Barrister ​Md. Mahfuzur Rahman (Milon)


PGDIR, Dhaka University

LL.M (Int. Commercial Law), UK

Bar-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn), UK

Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

Editor, Law Journal BD