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Tunisia Continues Consultations on Whistleblower Protection Bill

Tunisia - Thursday, March 12, 2015

The national seminar "towards an effective system for whistleblower protection in Tunisia" was held yesterday with the joint support of OECD and UNDP, in partnership with the Government of Tunisia and in cooperation with the National Anti-Corruption Authority. It was attended by key representatives from the Government, Parliament and civil society.  

The seminar raised awareness on the importance of developing an effective legislative framework dedicated to the protection of whistleblowers. It enabled participants to deepen their understanding of the bill on “protecting whistleblowers against corruption in the public sector” which was prepared by the Government with the support of UNDP. It also provided them with an interactive platform to review related international and regional standards and comparative experiences from the Arab region and OECD member countries. At the end of the seminar, participants developed specific recommendations to enhance the Bill and support its adoption and implementation in a more effective manner. For more information about the seminar, please click here.

This seminar comes in the framework of a series of consultations on a number of anti-corruption texts prepared by the Government, including bills on asset declarations, illicit enrichment and access to information, in addition to the “administrative guillotine” initiative which deals with the simplification of procedures. The Commemoration of International Anti-Corruption day, held on 9 December every year provided an opportunity to discuss some of these texts including the whistleblower protection Bill where the Government devoted a special panel on the topic during the celebration organized for this day.


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