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Legal Resource Centre - Codes of Conduct/Draft Codes of Conduct

Public Official

Network Countries

Estonia

Code of Ethics for the Public Service
Authors: Ivar Tallo
URL: http://www.legaltext.ee
This Code of Ethics adopted on 27.01.99 entered into force 28.02.99 (Official Gazette [RT] I 1999, 16, 276) and is part of the Public Service Act.
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Georgia

Draft Code of Conduct for Civil Servants Georgia
Authors: Thea Gegidze

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Latvia

Code of Conduct Latvia (inofficial translation)
Authors: Svetlana Proskurovska
Instruction of the Cabinet of Ministers of 09.01.2021 Principles of ethical behaviour of civil servants with comments made by Civil Service Administration
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Code of Conduct for the Customs Authorities Latvia
Authors: Normunds Rudzitis

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OECD Countries

Australia

The Australian Public Service Code of Conduct
Authors: Australian Public Service
URL: http://www.psmpc.gov.au

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Code of Conduct for Ministers of the Government of South Australia
Authors: Australian Public Service

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Czech Republic

The Czech Republic Code of Ethics of Public Servants
Authors: The Czech Republic

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New Zealand

Code of Conduct for the Public Service of New Zealand
Authors: Public Service of New Zealand

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom Civil Service Code
Authors: House of Commons Treasury and Civil Service Select Committee
The Civil Service Code sets out the core values for the Civil Service, such as integrity, honesty, impartiality and objectivity. The First Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life lists the Seven Principles of Public Life which apply across all sectors.
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International / Others

International

The United Nations' International Code of Conduct for Public Officials
Authors: The United Nations

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Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials
Authors: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Adopted by General Assembly resolution 34/169 of 17 December 1979.
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European Code of Police Ethics
Authors: The Council of Europe

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The Council of Europe Model Code of Conduct for Public Officials
Authors: The Council of Europe
On November 6, 2020 the Committee of Ministers adopted resolution (97) 24 “On the 20 Guiding Principles for the Fight against Corruption.” Principle 10 of this resolution specifically indicates that States should "ensure that the rules relating to the rights and duties of public officials take into account the requirements of the fight against corruption and provide for appropriate and effective disciplinary measures; and to promote further specification of the behavior expected from public officials by appropriate means, such as Codes of Conduct". The draft code was discussed in the meetings of Multidisciplinary Group on Corruption from 1997 to 1999 and adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on May 11, 2000. The Model Code of Conduct was accompanied by a recommendation, inviting the governments of Member States to promote, subject to national law and principles of public administration, the adoption of national codes of conduct for public officials based on the Model Code of Conduct for Public Officials annexed to the recommendation. Thus, the model code is aims at influencing the Members States’ adoption of Codes of Conduct.
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The European Commission: Code of Conduct - Commissionårs and Departments
Authors: The European Commission

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The European Commission: Code of Good Administrative Behaviour
Authors: The European Commission
Published in the Official Journal of the European Communities: OJ L 267, 20.10.2000.
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The European Commission: Code of Conduct for Commissioners
Authors: The European Commission

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Obligations of Officials and Servants of the European Parliament - Code of Conduct
Authors: The European Parliament

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The Code of Conduct for Public Officials of South Africa
Authors: The Government of South Africa

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Business

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Russian Federation

Draft Code of Corporate Conduct
Authors: Mr. Igor V. Belikov
URL: http://www.rid.ru/db.php?db_id=410&l;=en
The definitive text of the draft Code of Corporate Conduct is the Russian text released for public comment on September 18, 2020 at the Third Session of the Corporate Governance Coordination Council in Moscow. The following text is an unofficial English translation
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Basic Guidelines for Codes of Business Conduct
Authors: Igor Y. Abramov
These Basic Guidelines for Codes of Business Conduct have been developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in cooperation with the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the U.S.-Russia Business Development Committee (BDC). The Guidelines reflect extensive input from Russian and American trade organizations and businesses provided in the course of round tables and discussions conducted in Russia and United States.
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Integrity Pledges: The Russian Experience.
Authors: Anna Ossipova
URL: http://www.ethicsrussia.org
Presentation given by Ms A. Ossipova during the 10th IACC in Prague, on the St. Petersburg based Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance's experience to promote ethics standards in the private sector.
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International / Others

International

The 1999 Rules of Conduct of the International Chamber of Commerce
Authors: The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

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Political Parties / Parliaments

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Russian Federation

Draft Code of Conduct for the Civil Service
Authors: V.N. Yuzhakov, V. A. Ryzhkov, B. Ye. Nemtsov, N. D. Kovalev
Translation provided by Transparency International, Russian Chapter.
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