Can We Buy Integrity of Public Servants?

Can We Buy Integrity of Public Servants?

Lately, there have been numerous discussions in different venues about level of salaries in reformed courts, newly established anti-corruption bodies and state-owned companies in Ukraine. Two controversial points of view predominate the discussion: (i) high salaries in public sectors are necessary to prevent corruption, and (ii) public servants bring little benefit to society, so their income cannot be high...

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Balancing Over Mud Or the Baby of Corruption: Informality

Balancing Over Mud Or the Baby of Corruption: Informality

In June 2017, the Fifth IOS Annual Conference in Regensburg on Corruption in Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Latin America was held. People talked about informality and corruption. The more the discussion lasted, the more we started to wonder. Where is a boundary between informality and conflict of interest or bribe?

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Integrity is everyone’s business, but what does integrity actually mean? Part II

Integrity is everyone’s business, but what does integrity actually mean? Part II

In the first part of this post I described my impressions about Matra Rule of Law Training Programme on “Integrity of Civil Servants” and provided a basic review of integrity concept through its historical evolution. Now I’d like to continue sharing the acquired knowledge by outlining Dutch actions in building integrity.

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II International Compliance Forum in Kyiv in September. Save 68% for Early Bird Registration

II International Compliance Forum in Kyiv in September. Save 68% for Early Bird Registration

From time to time we post interesting opportunities for our audience, which mainly include compliance professionals and lawyers interested in corporate compliance and ethics. These include jobs, recognizable events, scholarship opportunities, etc.

Here I want to share with you the information about Yuridicheskaya Practika’s II International Compliance Forum to be held in Kyiv on 20 September...

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Proper Managing of Conflict of Interest: Why Does It Matter? (with podcast)

Proper Managing of Conflict of Interest: Why Does It Matter? (with podcast)

Conflict of interest is common in business life and occur when personal, social, financial, or political interests overlap with your work responsibilities. Examples of conflict of interest may include, in particular, personal relationship with subordinate colleague or supplier; financial investments in supplier; use of corporate information for personal gain, etc. Watch this short 2-minute video on conflict of interest on Youtube.

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(Podcast inside) Get Your Company New Anti-Corruption Clauses for Free (Available in English, Ukrainian, and Russian)

(Podcast inside) Get Your Company New Anti-Corruption Clauses for Free (Available in English, Ukrainian, and Russian)

Recently I realized that anti-corruption clauses I have been using for almost four years became outdated. The language of such clauses seemed to me no longer protective enough. The provisions looked not explicitly clear and to the point. They simply did not provide sufficient comfort “in case anything happens” ...

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