CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES

Speech Karel Frielink – Conference of the Caribbean Ombudsman Association

Ladies and Gentlemen!

I have only half an hour, so I won’t travel back in time to the early days of mankind. I just start with Plato (427 – 347 B.C.E.). You may have heard of this philosopher. And of ‘Platonic love ’ of course. Plato himself mistrusted and generally advised against physical expressions of love.

Ladies and gentleman, we are real people. Human beings of flesh and blood. We are no zombies! So I imagine that Plato would have advised people like you and me: “govern yourself, put restrictions …
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19
Oct 2015
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Corporate

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PUBLIC AUTHORITIES AND GOOD GOVERNANCE

European Court of Human Rights on good governance

The European Court of Human Rights (2 October 2012, Case of Czaja v. Poland, 5744/05) reiterates the particular importance of the principle of good governance. It requires that where an issue pertaining to the general interest is at stake, especially when it affects fundamental human rights, including property rights, the public authorities must act promptly and in an appropriate and above all consistent manner. It is desirable that public authorities act with the utmost care, in particular when dealing with matters of vital importance to individuals, such as welfare …
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12
Feb 2013
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Legal

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