Problem

Conflict of interest among parliamentarians

Other Names:
Conflict of interest between peoples' representatives
Incidence:
In 1990 the Inter-Parliamentary Union dealt with 23 cases in 6 countries: Chile, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Sudan, Turkey.
Claim:
Parliament members spend a lot of time harnessing a business or trade union interest to their political work. There is no guarantee that a parliamentarian will not put the directorship or consultancy or other private interests before the public good.
Counter Claim:
Parliamentarians outside interests should be increasing, because otherwise they do not know the real world outside the parliament.
Broader Problems:
Conflicts of interest
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
02.12.1999 – 00:00 CET