The aim of this article is to analyse the essence of the harmonisation of public and private interests in the public service. The necessity of the harmonisation of public and private interests in the public service is based on the following features: civil service reliability and implementation of its purpose in order to guarantee the public interest; clear, binding standards of conduct applicable to all persons employed in the public service, regardless of their duties and career development nature; aim to prevent the emergence and spread of corruption in the public service; constitutional requirements for the implementation of public service. The article reveals that there are two key elements of a conflict of interest: 1) official duties that ensure the implementation of a public interest; 2) private interest which may negatively affect the performance of official duties. It follows that if a conflict of interest in the public service is not resolved or addressed properly, sooner or later it turns into corruption, and cause significant damage to the state itself. It is therefore very important timely identification, removal and management of the conflict of interest.
The goal of this research is to formulate the notion of sustainable dispute resolution and distinguish main characteristics of those dispute resolution procedures that can be considered to be sustainable having an idea of bringing together sustainability, law and dispute resolution. Thus the object of the research – dispute resolution procedures, their main features and capability to be qualified as sustainable. The research is composed of introduction, two parts and conclusions. Introduction provides a brief overview of the object of that research and its goal, part one describes main criteria for distinguishing the sustainable dispute resolution, in part two analysis of sustainability in main dispute resolution processes (negotiation, mediation, conciliation, arbitration and litigation) is presented. Conclusion gives main ideas of the assignment of that work in brief.
In the article, on the basis of comparative-legal analysis, there is explored the content of concept “commercial secret”, considered the organisational, administrative (management), and legal measures of ensuring the safety of commercial secret, and criteria of referring information to commercial secret. The conditions of ensuring the confidentiality safety of commercial information, the methodology of selecting data constituting commercial secret, and information protection measures are sequentially analysed; the evaluation of the role of administrative information in competitive activity and authorization-based information access system is provided. In the article also the legal nature and kinds of agreements about confidentiality, as well as the content of some of them, measures of protection of commercial secret from disclosure, among which the main place is occupied by liability measures applied on law-breakers, and also basic questions on protection of commercial secret after termination of labour relationship with employee, are studied in details.