A real mechanism of Whistleblower protection is going to be established in Ukraine, corresponding bill is already introduced to the Verkhovna Rada

16.03.2019

If a bill on Whistleblower protection is passed and approved, Whistleblowers will finally be protected and financially motivated to report illegal behavior.

 It was stated by an expert of Innovation and Development Foundation (IDF), one of the co-authors of the bills on the Whistleblowers Roman Zhovnir, commenting on the introduction of a bill on Corruption Prevention (# 1010). by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky

According to Roman Zhovnir, the process of drafting the bill was complex, challenging and debatable.

Representatives of non-governmental organizations were involved in the process of drafting the bills and legislative changes were developed within the framework of the activities of the National Anti-Corruption Council and within the ideology proposed by the Office of the President of Ukraine

Roman Zhovnir, co-authors of the bill

It should be reminded that on August 19 under the leadership of Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Ruslan Riaboshapka representatives of public organizations and international partners of Ukraine discussed the fight against corruption and changes made to the legislation on Whistleblowers. The discussion was held in the Office of the President of Ukraine.

 

On August 29, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a bill on Whistleblowers as amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption" and identified it as urgent.

The co-authors of a bills are representatives of the Institute of Applied Humanitarian Research, the Innovation and Development Foundation (IDF), USAID project “ The Support to Anti-Corruption Champion Institutions ” (SACCI).