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Jindal Global University’s Raj Kumar Discusses Corruption and Human Rights

Ithaca, NEW YORK, May 2, 2016

India ranked eighty-fifth in Transparency International’s 2015 Global Corruption Report. Corruption in India is pervasive and has largely confounded efforts to combat it, according to Raj Kumar, who visited the Law School on April 12. He was there to present a lecture, "Is Corruption Undermining Democracy in India: How Can Law and Human Rights Help?" sponsored by the Berger International Legal Studies Program and the International Human Rights Clinic.

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India ranked eighty-fifth in Transparency International’s 2015 Global Corruption Report. Corruption in India is pervasive and has largely confounded efforts to combat it, according to Raj Kumar, who visited the Law School on April 12. He was there to present a lecture, "Is Corruption Undermining Democracy in India: How Can Law and Human Rights Help?" sponsored by the Berger International Legal Studies Program and the International Human Rights Clinic.

“This is a time of great ferment in the Indian legal profession and Indian higher education, just as it is in the United States, and Raj is really at the center of both of these,” observed Eduardo Peñalver, Allan R. Tessler Dean and professor of law, in his introduction to Kumar’s lecture. Peñalver delivered his own lecture at JGU in January