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Functions and Responsibility

  
The functions of the Commission are:
  
1. To consider alleged or suspected corrupt practices and to investigate such allegations or suspicions when it determines that there are sufficient grounds for an in-depth investigation.
   
2. To investigate the conduct of any public officer, including Ministers or Parliamentary Secretaries, which in the opinion of the Commission may be corrupt or may be connected with or may be conducive to corrupt practices.
 
3. To investigate the conduct of any person who is or had been entrusted with functions relating to the administration of a partnership or other body in which the Government, local government, statutory body etc has a controlling interest or effective control, where the Commission is of the opinion that such conduct could be corrupt or connected with or conducive to corrupt practices.
  
4. To investigate the practices and procedures of government departments, local government authorities, statutory bodies or other bodies in which the Government has a controlling interest or effective control in order to facilitate the discovery of any corrupt practices and to recommend the revision of work methods or procedures that could be conducive to corrupt practices.
  
5. To instruct, advise and assist Ministers or other persons who are entrusted with the administration of government departments and other bodies where the Government has a controlling interest or effective control on ways in which corrupt practices could be eliminated.
  
In the case of paragraphs 1 - 4 above, Reports of the Commission's findings are submitted to the Minister responsible for Justice. (Article 11(a)).
 
 
DEFINITION OF CORRUPT PRACTICES (ARTICLE 6)
  
The corrupt practices that are investigated by the Commission are defined in the Act itself.
These are:
 
a) Sections 112-118, 120, 121, 124-126 and 138 of the Criminal Code.
  
b) Acts or omissions that constitute an attempt to commit any of the offences referred to at paragraph (a) above or which constitute offences under sections 41 and 42 of the Criminal Code.
 
  
c) Conspiracy to commit any of the offences referred to at paragraphs (a) and (b) above. Such conspiracy shall be deemed to commence the moment it is planned or agreed upon between two or more persons.

 

Contact Name

Permanent Commission Against Corruption
Chateau De La Ville
Archbishop Street
Valletta, VLT 2000
 
Telephone
(+356) 2567 4309 /
(+356) 2567 4310
Secretary - (+356) 7966 6028
 
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