IOI | Best Practice Paper on Whistleblower Protection now online

Despite their importance, whistleblowers are often treated by society in an ambivalent manner. While there are those that see the whistleblower as a person acting courageously for the benefit of the whole of society, others consider the act to be treacherous and the whistleblower a person unfaithful to the organization.

Whistleblowers often risk their livelihoods, their reputations, their lives and even the lives of their families to expose information of significant public importance, yet they do so at grave risk to themselves. 

There are a number of reasons for protecting whistleblowers. It is first and foremost in the public interest to protect whistleblowers, in order to ensure the proper functioning of the public systems acting for the benefit of the public.

The aim of the next publication in the series of IOI Best Practice Papers (BPPs) is to formulate a practical document that addresses the investigation of complaints of those wishing to receive protection for exposing acts of corruption. It is based on the immense experience acquired by the Office of the State Comptroller and Ombudsman of Israel through the investigation of such complaints, while recognizing the relevant experience and knowledge accumulated by other countries of the world.

The paper is aimed at the various institutions across the globe that deal with the subject of "whistleblower protection", and institutions that will in the future receive the authority to do so. It is now available on the IOI website and can be accessed HERE.


Source: The IOI General Secretariat


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