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Tanzania’s Biggest Whistleblower Visits National Whistleblower Center

Posted in Government Whistleblowers, International
Program visitors from AfricaThe Human Rights Defenders’ 2015 Whistleblower Award recipient, David Kafulila, recently visited the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) in Washington, DC, with a group of business and government professionals from countries across Africa. NWC Executive Director and whistleblower law expert Stephen Kohn taught participants about whistleblower rights in the U.S., and best practices they could potentially adopt in their home countries—many… Continue Reading

Sarajevo Whistleblower Week Provides Forum to Discuss Different Approaches to Whistleblower Protection

Posted in Events, International
Sarajevo Whistleblower WeekThe following is a guest blog by Bojan Bajic.* Sarajevo Whistleblower Week (SWW) 2015, which occurred in the last week of May in Sarajevo was seen in a light of “clash” of two approaches: the first one representing pro-active American approach providing a “incentive based protection” to a whistleblower and the second passive European anti-retaliation whistleblower protection. A special guest of… Continue Reading

NWC Participates in Transparency Roundtable

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam, International
On March 20, 2015, NWC Executive Director Stephen M. Kohn participated in a Roundtable of Transparency panel discussion presented as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Each year this program brings about 4,500 visitors to the US from 140 countries to learn how to use advocacy as the process of building consensus on national, regional, or local priorities… Continue Reading

Fighting International Corruption with Whistleblower Reward Laws

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam, International
The National Whistleblower Center released a report today recommending the use of whistleblower reward laws to fight corruption worldwide.  “Whistleblower Reward Programs: An International Framework for the Detection of Corruption and Illegal Bribery,” outlines how the use of whistleblower rewards laws is a highly effective tool in detecting fraud and misconduct. In a press release from the National Whistleblower Center,… Continue Reading

Congress Passes Magnitsky Act

Posted in International
          Sergei Magnitsky On December 6, 2012 Congress passed the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012. (Magnitsky Act). The law was inspired by a Russian lawyer named Sergei Magnitsky, detained in 2008 after he blew the whistle on a $230 million tax fraud scheme involving the collaboration of Russian government officials and convicted criminals. He was arrested for… Continue Reading

International Whistleblower News (November 23, 2009)

Posted in International
[Canada] MacCharles, Tonda, Richard Colvin: Portrait of a whistleblower, theStar.com, November 21, 2009. Talk to people who know Richard Colvin and a few key traits emerge. Driven, committed to Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. Knows his stuff. Takes copious notes. Sociable, yet discreet. Above all, discreet. Click here to read more.  [Vietnam] Huy, Dam, “Company chief arrested for having whistleblower killed,… Continue Reading

International Whistleblower News (November 16, 2009)

Posted in International
[UK] Develin, Kate, “NHS whistleblower ‘sacked for revealing dumped x-ray scans’,” Telegraph.co.uk, November 14, 2009. Dr Otto Chan, a consultant radiologist, believes that he was labelled a troublemaker after the revelations about the Royal London. He claims that hospital bosses decided to get rid of him and that his dismissal has left him unable to get another job in the… Continue Reading

International Whistleblower News (November 9, 2009)

Posted in International, News
[Russia] Humphries, Conor, “Russia fires police YouTube whistleblower,” Reuters, November 8, 2009. A junior Russian policeman was fired on Sunday after making a YouTube appeal to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accusing senior officers of corruption, a claim dismissed by authorities as false, news agencies reported. The policeman from the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk last week posted a seven-minute clip… Continue Reading

International Whistleblower News (November 3, 2009)

Posted in International
[Turkey] “Prosecutors looking for ways to contact whistleblower,” Today’s Zaman, November 3, 2009. Prosecutors conducting a probe into a clandestine group known as Ergenekon are searching for a way to reach a military officer who mailed the original copy of a military plot against the ruling party to an İstanbul prosecutor. The plot is aimed at undermining the power of… Continue Reading

International Whistleblower News (October 26)

Posted in International
[Malaysia] Tsin, Yip Ai, “Whistleblower Act wins TI-M approval,” Malaysiakini, October 26, 2009. Anti-graft watchdog Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) has lauded the proposed Whistleblower Act, which will provide immunity to informants against civil or criminal action. "By putting in place the protection of whistleblowers, the government (will) promote integrity and freedom of speech, which are crucial conditions for democracy, the… Continue Reading

International Whistleblower News (October 19)

Posted in International
[Canada] Perreaux, Les and Rhéal Séguin, “Montreal Mafia controls 80 percent of road contracts, whistleblower says,” The Globe and Mail, October 15, 2009. The alleged plans for fixing bids among Montreal construction companies known as the “Fabulous Fourteen” were passed along by telephone, often using a code based on golf. Click here to read more. [Azerbaijan] “Whistleblower released from psychiatric… Continue Reading

International Whistleblower News

Posted in International, News
[Australia] Thompson, Tuck, “Police whistleblower sent home, told to see psychiatrist, Couriermail.com.au, October 12, 2009.  A veteran officer who has exposed cronyism and corruption in the police force has been ordered off work even though his doctor says he is fit for duty. Sergeant Robbie Munn – who wants to resume his decorated 30-year career – says the service has… Continue Reading