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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Standards Committee upholds Commissioner’s conclusion that the Hon. Rosianne Cutajar failed to declare income

Standards Committee upholds Commissioner’s conclusion that the Hon. Rosianne Cutajar failed to declare income

On 9 November 2021 Parliament’s Standards Committee unanimously adopted a report by the Commissioner for Standards which concluded that the Hon. Rosianne Cutajar MP had failed to declare income from the sale of a property in Mdina. In his report the Commissioner stated that the property in question had been sold for the sum of...
Court verdict leads to dismissal of ethics charges against the Hon. Karol Aquilina

Court verdict leads to dismissal of ethics charges against the Hon. Karol Aquilina

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has dismissed allegations that the Hon. Dr Karol Aquilina acted in a manner that reflected badly on Parliament by driving dangerously, ignoring police orders and driving through a red traffic light. The Standards Commissioner came to this conclusion after the Hon. Karol Aquilina was acquitted of charges in...
No breach of ethics by Dr Joseph Muscat over gift of holiday in Italy

No breach of ethics by Dr Joseph Muscat over gift of holiday in Italy

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded that Dr Joseph Muscat did not commit a breach of ethics when he travelled to Italy with his family on a holiday funded by a third party in August 2020. At that time Dr Muscat was still a member of Parliament. The Standards Commissioner arrived at...