Τετάρτη, 19 Οκτωβρίου 2011

The Seven Principles of Public Life

Πριν λίγες μέρες διάβαζα για την παραίτηση Liam Fox που ήταν υπουργός άμυνας (Defense Secretary) της Αγγλίας.
Οι αναφορές έλεγαν ότι είχε παραβεί το Κώδικα συμπεριφοράς Υπουργών. 
Βρήκα τον κώδικα και είναι εδώ. Στο τέλος του κώδικα υπάρχουν και οι 7 κανόνες δημόσιας ζωής που όταν τους διάβασα άρχισα να κάνω συγκρίσεις και με εμάς ...

Selflessness
Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.
They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends.
Integrity
Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.
Objectivity
In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.
Accountability
Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.
Openness
Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly
demands.
Honesty
Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.
Leadership
Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.

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