Ethics & Conflict Resolution Committee
Aims and terms of reference: 1) ISST members are required to abide by internationally recognized professional standards of ethics and conduct, and the Ethics and Conflict Resolution Committee is empowered to consider any concerns about the professional or ethical conduct of members brought to the attention of the ISST, and to determine whether and how such conflicts should be addressed by the ISST in order to protect the ISST’s professional identity and /or limit or repair reputational damage. 2) The Ethics and Conflict Resolution Committee is also empowered to investigate any conflicts between ISST members that might impact negatively on the functioning of the Society, and, where appropriate, to take steps to mediate and resolve such conflicts.
Reporting to: Executive Board
Membership: Chairperson and at least three other members. Additional members may be appointed or co-opted.
Membership selection: Appointed by Executive Board. New members are appointed where vacancies arise due to resignations. Membership is reviewed by Executive Board every four years.
It is not intended that the ISST will develop its own separate code of ethics since it is recognized that members are subject to the ethical codes and disciplinary procedures of the professional bodies to which they belong. The Ethics and Conflict Resolution Committee is not, therefore, primarily a disciplinary body, and it is not intended to replace the procedures of those professional bodies.
However, there are several areas where the ISST needs to consider matters relevant to ethics, professional practice and the conduct of members which it is the responsibility of this committee to consider and provide recommendations to the Executive Board.
In discharging these responsibilities, the committee may appoint small subcommittees or working groups on a temporary basis for the duration of the task at hand.
Revised terms of reference approved by the Executive Board at its meeting on 12th November 2019.
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