Are Latin America’s New Whistleblower Laws Working Out Well?May 10 2017
Last year, Mexico enacted sweeping changes to the country’s anti-corruption regime, including new whistleblower protections for individuals. Also last year, Argentine authorities extended special benefits to whistleblowers, such as reducing the length of prison sentences, when they report certain types of public corruption. What is the state of whistleblower laws in Latin America and the Caribbean? Are such laws effective ways to encourage reporting corruption and allowing people to speak up when they see wrongdoing? What best practices in protecting whistleblowers need to be replicated, and what flaws in the system should be corrected? Should whistleblowing laws apply differently to the public and private sectors?
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