Bertrand de Speville, Overcoming Corruption: The Essentials

How to Cite

Nalla, Zarina. 2013. “Bertrand De Speville, Overcoming Corruption: The Essentials”. Islam and Civilisational Renewal </Br> ICR Journal 2 (3).


The title of the book is very reflective of its length and style: brief and succinct almost like a handbook, it is meant for anticorruption decision-makers from the developed and developing world who are too busy to read laborious pieces on the subject.

The author, an English law barrister who went to Hong Kong in 1981, became Solicitor General prior to his appointment as Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) of Hong Kong from 1992 to 1996, just before the city was returned to China. He turned ICAC into a leading anti-graft body admired by international observers.



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