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Providing an alternative to silence: Towards greater protection and support for whistleblowers in Belgium

Providing an alternative to silence: Towards greater protection and support for whistleblowers in Belgium

Vandekerckhove, Wim ORCID: 0000-0002-0106-7915 (2013) Providing an alternative to silence: Towards greater protection and support for whistleblowers in Belgium. Project Report. Transparency International Belgium, Brussels, Belgium.

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Abstract

Transparency International Belgium publishes an overview of whistleblowing schemes in the Belgian public and private sector

One of the biggest challenges in preventing and combating corruption detection and uncovering bribery, fraud, theft of public funds and other forms of misconduct. One of the most direct ways to bring corruption to light is whistleblowing (the "whistleblowing"). Unfortunately, whistleblowers are often the victims of reprisals in the form of harassment, dismissal, threats and even physical violence, and their revelations are systematically ignored.

Transparency International Belgium (TI-B) is working towards the establishment of accessible reporting points for whistleblowers and aiming to provide sufficient protection for whistleblowers against retaliation. In this context, TI-B conducted research on whistleblowing schemes in operation in Belgium, both in the public and private sectors. An evaluation of these systems supplemented with recommendations can be viewed in the report 'Providing an alternative to silence: towards greater protection and support for whistleblowers in Belgium.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: As a result of recent developments in the law, the content of the chapter '4 .2. Federal Bills' no longer accurate. On July 17, the Chamber of Volkstegenwoordigers took an adjusted bill (2802/003) for setting a whistleblower scheme within the Federal Government, entitled " Draft law on reporting a suspected breach of integrity in the federal administrative authorities by its servants . " This law will be six months after its publication in the Official Gazette in force.
Uncontrolled Keywords: whistleblowing, whistle-blowing, whistleblowing legislation, Belgium, integrity, corruption, fraud
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:25
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10297

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