Georgia's Parliamentary Code of Ethics - A Need For Reformation

23 April, 2012

Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) has issued a new report about ethics regulation in the Georgian Parliament which was commissioned by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). The opinions and information contained in this report do not necessarily reflect the policy and position of the ODIHR or the OSCE. 

The report aims to find the main reasons behind the inability of the 2004 Code of Parliamentary Ethics over the years to deter recurring instances of professional misbehavior on the part of Georgian Parliamentarians. TI Georgia provides a general overview of the process of developing and adopting the Parliamentary Code of Ethics in 2004, discusses its current status and suggests ways for improvement.