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 Commissioner’s website moves to new location

The official website of the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life is moving from standardscommissioner.com to standardscommissioner.mt. Members of the public are therefore kindly requested to visit https://standardscommissioner.mt to access the Commissioner’s website. The site is fully functional at this location. Persons who are looking for a specific page or document may find these links…...

Commissioner’s office contributes to international initiatives to improve ethical standards

In recent weeks the office of the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has contributed to initiatives in other countries that are aimed at improving ethical standards. In April, Chief Justice Emeritus Joseph Azzopardi, Commissioner for Standards, made a presentation to officials from anti-corruption agencies in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The Commissioner spoke about the role…...
Exterior view of the Parliament of Malta

Commissioner proposes that he should publish decisions not to investigate complaints

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has proposed that he should have the right to publish decisions not to investigate complaints. Currently, when the Commissioner investigates a complaint his case report on the investigation is normally published. But if the Commissioner decides that the complaint does not warrant investigation, he cannot publish his decision…...