HSE and Transparency International urged the Duma to adopt a code of MP
Despite the fact that the UN Convention against corruption was ratified by the Russian Parliament in 2006, the State Duma has still not adopted the recommended code of conduct, ethics.
This draws the attention of international non-governmental organization Transparency International, has sent a letter to the head of the Duma Committee on rules Olga Savastianova, which was at the disposal of RBC. Also it was signed by the representatives of the HSE, charitable center for assistance to victims of sexual violence “Sisters”, the project “Violence.no” and a consortium of women’s non-governmental associations. The document States that the Group of countries against corruption, to which Russia is a member since 2007, also calls on the Duma to adopt a parliamentary code.
“In this regard, we ask you to develop, put out for public consultation and then submit to the relevant bodies of the Council of the Duma the draft code of ethics and official conduct of the Deputy of the state Duma”, — the statement says.
The scandal surrounding the sexual harassment in the Duma erupted after accusations by several journalists of the parliamentary pool to the address of the Chairman of the parliamentary Commission on international Affairs, the Deputy of fraction of LDPR Leonid Slutsky misconduct. All the journalist said about the harassment and indecent proposals that they had to face in the office of Deputy.