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University of Asia Pacific (UAP)

Department of Law and Human rights

Course Outline

Program: LL.B. (Honours)

Course Title: Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering Law

Course Code: Law-212

Semester: Spring-20

Level: 2nd year 2nd semester

Credit Hour: 3.00 (three)

Name & Designation of Teacher: Farzana Akther, Lecturer, Department of Law and Human
Rights, University of Asia Pacific.

Class Hours: Sunday 9.00am-10.30am,Tuesday 10.30am-12.00pm

Consultation Hours: Sunday 12.00pm -1.00pm,Wednesday 11.00am -12.00pm


Mobile: (Contact with Administrative Office or Class Representatives if


Rationale: Required course for LL.B. (Honours) degree.

Pre-requisite (if any): N/A

Course Synopsis:
The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947
The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1958
Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2004
Anti-Corruption Commission Rules, 2007
Penal Code, 1860 (Sections: 161-169, 217, 218, 405, 408, 409, 415, 420, 462A, 462B. 463, 464, 466-469,
471, 477A)
Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2012, Penal Code, 1860 (Sections: 107-116, 120A, 120B, 511) Income Tax
Ordinance, 1984 (Sections: 164, 165, 165A, 165B, 166, 169, 170, 171)

Course Objectives: The objectives of this course are to:

1. Provide knowledge regarding the history of corruption and
the gradual development of enacting laws.
2. Show structure, function and powers of the Anti-Corruption
3. Demonstrate laws and practices applicable in other states as
well as in Bangladesh to give an overview of the related
laws regarding the course.

Course Outcomes (CO) and their mapping with Program outcomes (PO) and Teaching-Learning
Assessment methods:

CO CO Statements: Corresponding Bloom’s Delivery Assessment

No. Upon successful completion of the course, POs taxonomy methods Tools
students should be able to: (Appendix-1) domain/level and
(Appendix-2) activities
CO1 Determine the offences which is committed 2 1,3 Lecture, Quiz,
by corruption and money laundering. multimedia, Written exam

CO2 Identify the legislations related to the course. 5,6,8 1,2 Lecture, Open book
CO3 Analyze provision of penalties for committing 3,2,10,8 2,3 Lecture, Presentation
the offences. Problem
CO4 Understand the institutional mechanism, the 6,5,7,8 1,2,3 multimedia Assignment,
loopholes in the current legislations and trial Project, Case
procedure. study

Assessment methods:

Assessment % weight

Final Exam 50%

Mid Term 20%

case study,
open book
exam, 30%
reports on
Total 100%

Grading Policy: As per the approved grading policy of UAP (Appendix-3)

Course Content Outline and mapping with COs

Weeks Topics / Content Course Delivery methods and Reading Materials

Outcome activities
The Anti-Corruption Lecture, multimedia Anti-Corruption Laws
1 Commission Act, 2004: CO1, CO4 in Bangladesh,
Definitions; (Universal Book
establishment of House)
commission, - Justice Md. Azizul
appointment and tenure Haque,
of the commissioner;
registration and removal
of commissioners;
meeting and function;
2 The Anti-Corruption CO2, CO3 Lecture, multimedia, case www.anti-corruption
Commission Act, 2004: study
Special powers; power
of investigation; special
power of arrest; hearing;
declaration of arrests;
possession of property
disproportionate to
known source; trial of
offence; sanction.
3 The Anti-Corruption CO1, CO2 Lecture,
Commission Rules, multimedia
2007: Definition;
lodging of complaint
and FIR; secreting
committee; approval
and time limit for
enquiry; hearing during
enquiry; investigation;
requirement of sanction;
trap case; declaration of
assets; freezing or
attachment; delegation
of power for conducting
4 The Anti-Corruption CO3, CO4 Case study
Commission Rules,
2007: Investigation;
requirement of sanction;
trap case; declaration of
assets; freezing or
attachment; delegation
of power for conducting
5 Introducing Anti- Group discussion
Corruption Commission
Website and case
6 Penal Code, 1860: CO4 Lecture
Sections: 161-169, 217,
218, 405, 408, 409
7 Penal Code, 1860: CO3, CO4 Lecture, multimedia, case BDlex database
Sections: 415, 420, study
462A, 462B. 463, 464,
466-469, 471, 477A)
8 The prevention of CO1, CO3, Group discussion Other relevant course
Corruption Act, 1947: CO4 materials will be
Offences under section provided by teacher
161 and 165 of the
Penal Code;
presumption under
section 4; criminal
investigation by police
9 The Criminal Law CO1, CO3 Lecture,
Amendment Act, 1958: multimedia
appointment of special
judges; jurisdiction of
special judge and
cognizance of cases by
them; offences to be
tried by special judges;
investigation; procedure
in trial of the cases and
powers of special
judges; evidence,
punishment, appeal,
revision and transfer of
cases; bail and
10 The Money CO3, CO4 Lecture,
Laundering multimedia
Preventions Act, 2012:
Duties of the
Bangladesh Bank to
restrain/control and
protect money-
laundering offences;
right of investigation;
constitution and powers
of money laundering
11 The Money CO3,CO4 Group discussion, case
Laundering study
Preventions Act, 2012:
Right of passing
confiscation and
freezing orders; appeals
against such orders;
punishment for money
laundering offences.
12 Penal Code, 1860: CO1, CO2 Lecture,
Sections: 107-116, multimedia
120A, 120B, 511
13 Penal Code, 1860: CO1, CO2 Lecture,
Income Tax Ordinance, multimedia
1984 (Sections: 164,
165, 165A, 165B, 166,
169, 170, 171)
14 Review Class Group discussion

Required Reference(s):
1. Justice Md. Azizul Haque, Anti-Corruption Laws in Bangladesh, (Universal Book House)
2. Shahanaj Khondaker (ed), MLR on Anti-Corruption Laws.
3. DLR on Anti-Corruption Laws (DLR Publication, Dhaka, 2010)

Recommended Reference(s):
1. Ronald Wrath & Edgar Simpkins, Corruption in Developing Countries, published by Routledge (2014),
vol. 85
2. Berterm I. Spector, Fighting Corruption in Developing Countries: Strategies & Analysis, Kumar Press
3. Peter Larmour & Nick Wolanin, Corruption and Anti-Corruption, ANU E Press, Australian National
University (2001).
4. Dennis Cox, WILEY Handbook on Anti Money Laundering, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (2014).
5. Jesper Johnson, Anti-Corruption Strategies in Fragile States: Theory and Practice in Aid Agencies.

Special Instructions:
 Minimum Required Attendance:70% attendance is required for appearing at final
 Assignment submission rules: No assignment will be allowed after prescribed
 Plagiarism policy : No value will be added to unauthorized copied content.

Prepared by Checked by Approved by

Course Teacher Chairman, PSAC committee Head of the Department

Generic Skills or program outcomes (PO) of the program:

No. Program Outcomes (POs)

1. Intellectual skills
2. Practical and Problem-solving skills
3. Scientific and Analytical skills
4. Entrepreneurship and Innovation skills
5. Communication & IT skills
6. Values, Ethics and Morality
7. Teamwork and Leadership skills
8. Professionalism
9. Social skills and responsibilities
10. Life-long Learning skills

UAP Grading Policy:

Numeric Grade Letter Grade Grade Point

80% and above A+ 4.00

75% to less than 80% A 3.75
70% to less than 75% A- 3.50
65% to less than 70% B+ 3.25
60% to less than 65% B 3.00
55% to less than 60% B- 2.75
50% to less than 55% C+ 2.50
45% to less than 50% C 2.25
40% to less than 45% D 2.00
Less than 40% F 0.00