A conflict of interest

A situation in which someone’s private interests are opposed to that person’s responsibilities to other people:

Council members should avoid any potential conflict of interest.


A situation in which someone cannot make a fair decision because they will be personally affected by the result:

The mayor is himself involved in local businesses and has been accused of a conflict of interest.

Cambridge Dictionary

A conflict of interest refers to a situatio

n in which a person or entity has competing interests or loyalties that could compromise their ability to act impartially or make objective decisions. Here are some key points about conflicts of interest:

  1. Definition: A conflict of interest occurs when an individual or organization has multiple interests, and these interests could potentially influence their decisions or actions in a way that may not be fair, transparent, or in the best interests of others.

  2. Types of conflicts of interest: Conflicts of interest can arise in various contexts, such as business, government, academia, law, journalism, and nonprofit organizations. Common examples include financial conflicts of interest (e.g., personal financial gain), relationship conflicts of interest (e.g., favoring friends or family), and professional conflicts of interest (e.g., divided loyalties between different roles or responsibilities).

  3. Ethical concerns: Conflicts of interest can raise ethical concerns, as they may compromise fairness, integrity, and trustworthiness. It can be challenging to navigate conflicts of interest, as they may not always be apparent, and individuals may unintentionally be influenced by their conflicting interests.

  4. Legal and regulatory implications: Many jurisdictions have laws and regulations that govern conflicts of interest, requiring disclosure, recusal, or avoidance of conflicting situations. Violating these laws and regulations can result in legal consequences, such as fines, penalties, or loss of credibility.

  5. Mitigation and management: Managing conflicts of interest is important to maintain transparency, fairness, and trust. Mitigation strategies can include disclosure of potential conflicts, recusal from decision-making processes, establishing clear policies and procedures, and seeking independent opinions or oversight.

  6. Consequences of unaddressed conflicts of interest: Failure to address conflicts of interest can lead to reputational damage, loss of public trust, erosion of credibility, legal consequences, and negative impacts on stakeholders, such as shareholders, employees, customers, or the general public.

  7. Importance of transparency and accountability: Maintaining transparency and accountability in decision-making processes is crucial to identify and address conflicts of interest proactively. This includes proper disclosure of potential conflicts, thorough evaluation of conflicting interests, and taking appropriate actions to mitigate or manage conflicts of interest.

In summary, conflicts of interest are situations in which individuals or organizations have competing interests that may compromise their ability to act impartially or make objective decisions. They can have ethical, legal, and reputational implications and require transparency, accountability, and proper management to maintain integrity and trust.

1 Damning evidence against Cardinal George Pell | 60 Minutes Australia

Gepubliceerd op 26 feb. 2019

In 2015, 60 Minutes presented damning new evidence against Pell. He has always argued his intervention on behalf of child abuse victims was innovative, independent and compassionate. But now, secret documents reveal it as a cynical smokescreen designed to protect the Catholic Church at all costs.

2 Cardinal Pell spends first night behind bars | Nine News Australia

Gepubliceerd op 27 feb. 2019

Extensive coverage as former Vatican treasurer, George Pell, is remanded into custody pending sentencing for sexually abusing two choir boys in Australia in the 1990s. Join Nine News for the latest in news and events that affect you in your local city, as well as news from across Australia and the world.

3 George Pell insights from Vatican insider | 60 Minutes Australia

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Gepubliceerd op 13 mrt. 2019

60 Minutes’ 2015 interview with Peter Saunders, the man handpicked by Pope Francis to sit on the Pontifical Commission into the Protection of Minors. His comments about Cardinal George Pell rocked the Vatican and triggered a backlash from the leaders of the Catholic Church in Australia.

4 Catholics divided as George Pell loses his appeal against sexual abuse conviction | 7.30

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Australia’s most senior Catholic George Pell remains in prison, after his appeal against multiple historic child sexual abuse convictions was rejected.

Cardinal Pell maintains his innocence, and says he’s considering an appeal to the High Court.

One of George Pell’s oldest friends refuses to accept his guilt despite the court findings.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-2…

5 Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli stands by George Pell

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6 Catholic priests’ victim: ‘The abuse was so common it became normal’

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Leslie Turner, a retired primary head teacher, was paid £17,000 in compensation by the Irish Christian Brothers, after claiming two priests from the Catholic Order sexually abused him at school in Sunderland in the 1960s.
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The church has not accepted liability for the alleged abuse. Turner, now 66, has waived his anonymity in a film for the Guardian to allege he was molested from the age of 12 by two Irish Christian Brother teachers at St Aidan’s Roman Catholic Grammar School in Sunderland between 1961 and 1967. Both priests are long dead, but he sued after being diagnosed with delayed onset post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of what he said he suffered.
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8 Who is George Pell? | 7.30

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26 feb. 2019

Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell has been convicted of sexually abusing two choirboys while he was archbishop of Melbourne. He is the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of sexually abusing children.
Cardinal Pell was convicted of sexual penetration of a child under 16, as well as four counts of committing an indecent act with, or in the presence, of a child.
Read more here: https://ab.co/2Ex1sW3

9 Cardinal George Pell’s sentencing in full | ABC News

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13 mrt. 2019

Cardinal George Pell has been sentenced to six years’ jail for sexually abusing two choirboys when he was Catholic archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s. Chief Judge Peter Kidd said Pell’s abuse was “a brazen and forcible sexual attack on the victims” that was “breathtakingly arrogant”.
Read more here: https://ab.co/2O0JTAV

10 Cardinal Pell ‘is an innocent man’: Bolt

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13 nov. 2019

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says Cardinal George Pell has been jailed “for a crime [he] could not have done”.

11 Why is the Vatican quiet on the trial of Cardinal George Pell?

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8 mei 2018

Cardinal George Pell pled not guilty in Australia to allegations of sex abuse that took place in the 1960s and 1970s. The specifics of the charges can’t be released under Australian law, but some are asking what the Church knows since the Vatican refuses to voice its support for its third highest ranking official.

Tim Lennon
President of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests

Robert Gahl
Professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

Judy Courtin
Lawyer who represents victims of institutionalised sexual abuse

12 What’s at stake? | Cardinal Pell – S4E3 The Truth of It

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