Let's prevent conflict of interest against fight corruption: Part 1

  • Thu, 11 August 2022

Conflict of Interest(s)

           Conflict of interest(s) means “any person who, making decisions using the authority given by virtue of their position focused on "Private Interest" in performing tasks” in the Oxford Dictionary. A civil servant means to serve the public interest and the authority and responsibility were given to them for "Private Interest", when their assigned duty and responsibility is for the situation of paradoxical conflict of interest is caused continuity.

International Provisions

            Conflict of interest is often leading to corruption, and each country is implementing conflict of interest prevention and control measures with a system appropriate to its own country. United Nations Convention Against Corruption urges the State Parties in Article 7(4) “Each State Party shall, in accordance with the fundamental principles of its domestic law, endeavour to adopt, maintain and strengthen systems that promote transparency and prevent conflicts of interest.

            The Guidebook on Prevention and Management of Conflicts of Interest in the Public Sector, World Bank published jointly by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development contains content related to the control of conflicts of interest; (i) enactment in civil service laws and regulations;  (ii) enshrined in criminal laws;  (iii) enactment of (iv) enshrining the in anti-corruption laws.