Document Type : Article


1 Prof Law Department of the Institute of Islamic Culture and Thought, Tehran, Iran

2 PhD Candidate of Public International law, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Due to the complexity of the nature and manner of committing corruption-related crimes, mechanisms to combat these crimes also require special requirements. One of the most important of these mechanisms is the national anti-corruption institutions, which specialize in combating corruption and have been expanding in recent years. Based on the article with descriptive-analytical method and during a comparative advantage measurement, it can be claimed that the model of institutional unity is more compatible with the legal order of the Islamic Republic of Iran than institutional pluralism. Also, in designing the proposed single institution, the principles that have not been considered in the current anti-corruption institutions of the country should be considered. Among the most important of these principles is the immunity of the officials of the Anti-Corruption Institution, the independence of the institution in providing financial credits and its internal and external accountability.


  1. English

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    References in Persian:

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