The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life

investigates breaches of ethical standards by ministers, members of Parliament and persons of trust, and contributes to the improvement of standards of behaviour in public life.

Complaints

You can complain to the Standards Commissioner about unethical behaviour by ministers, members of Parliament or persons of trust.

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Resources

Case reports and other documents issued by the Commissioner, and the codes of ethics for ministers, MPs and persons of trust.

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Standards Committee

Parliament’s Standards Committee oversees the activities of the Commissioner. It is chaired by the Speaker of the House.

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No breach of ethics in connection with the appointment of Malta’s ambassador to Ghana

No breach of ethics in connection with the appointment of Malta’s ambassador to Ghana

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded that there was no breach of ethics in connection with the appointment of Malta’s ambassador to Ghana. The Standards Commissioner came to this conclusion after considering a complaint alleging that the ambassador should not have been appointed because he had a business relationship with another Maltese...
Commissioner for Standards finds that Minister Carmelo Abela misused public funds

Commissioner for Standards finds that Minister Carmelo Abela misused public funds

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded that Minister Carmelo Abela misused public funds when he commissioned a full-page newspaper advertisement featuring a prominent photo of himself. The advert was published in most Sunday papers on 18 October 2020, and it was evidently a form of self-promotion since it contained minimal information. The...
Commissioner expresses concern about Standards Committee’s failure to publish case reports

Commissioner expresses concern about Standards Committee’s failure to publish case reports

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has written to the Speaker to express his concern over delays by Parliament’s Standards Committee in publishing case reports that are referred to it by the Commissioner. The Commissioner’s letter follows the suspension of a Committee meeting because the two members nominated by the Prime Minister failed to...