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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Commissioner for Standards in Public Life issues annual report for 2021

Commissioner for Standards in Public Life issues annual report for 2021

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has issued his annual report for 2021. The report outlines the role of the Commissioner as set out by the Standards in Public Life Act and the procedures he follows when considering complaints against members of Parliament and persons of trust. The report states that the Standards Commissioner...
OECD presents recommendations on integrity standards in Malta

OECD presents recommendations on integrity standards in Malta

On 11 July 2022 the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published three reports dealing with integrity standards in Malta. One report reviews the operations of the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life; another report addresses the Standards in Public Life Act; and the third report presents proposals for the regulation of lobbying. The...
Standards Committee publishes Commissioner’s report on adverts in KullĦadd supplement

Standards Committee publishes Commissioner’s report on adverts in KullĦadd supplement

On 27 June 2022 Parliament’s Standards Committee authorised the publication of a case report by the Commissioner for Standards concerning official advertisements that appeared in a newspaper supplement. The supplement in question had been issued by the newspaper KullĦadd on 16 January 2022 to mark two years since the Hon. Dr Robert Abela became Prime...