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The Procedure Used by the Deputy of the Municipality Representative Body about the Conflict of Interest
Abstract.When implementing a new legislative institution of conflict of interest in the activities of a deputy of a representative body of a municipality, problems arose due to the lack of formal certainty in the Russian legal system in the procedure for a deputy to notify him of a personal interest that may affect his exercise of authority. The peculiarities of the status of a deputy, the specificity of the law-making activity being carried out cause the emergence of differences between the institution for settling the conflict of interests of a representative of a representative body, including in terms of the procedure from such an institution in the state (municipal) service. The subject of the research is the regulatory legal acts regulating the procedure for the deputies to perform the representative body of the municipality to notify about the occurrence of a conflict of interest. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of possible options for notification procedures, determined by the differentiation of parliamentary activities. The factors subject to consideration when determining the subject of notification and resolution of a conflict of interest of a deputy are subject to investigation. The dialectic method of cognition was used as well as the system-structural, formal-logical and other methods of scientific knowledge. The study made it possible to conclude that the absence at the federal level of legal regulation of the general provisions of the procedure for notifying a representative of a municipal body of a personal interest at a federal level reduces the effectiveness of anti-corruption activities, and also creates legal risks of political extra-legal influence on a deputy carrying out representation interests of their voters. Therefore, it is proposed to empower the regional legislator to determine the basic principles in accordance with which the procedure for notification of a conflict of interest by a deputy of a representative body of a municipality should be established in municipal legal acts.
Keywords: procedure of informing, conflict of interest, local self-government, municipality, deputy of the representative body, prevention of corruption, corruption, struggle against corruption, legal responsibility, public administration
Article was received:11-09-2018
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