International principles on law protection of reporters of irregularities – best practice of law protection of reporters of irregularities and support to reports in public interest.
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Reporters of corruption play a crucial role in the disclosure of corruption, fraud, bad management and other bad practices that threaten public health and security, financial integrity, human rights, nature protection and rule of law. By revealing such information, reporters of irregularities have helped to save countless numbers of lives and millions of dollars of public money and prevented even worse scandals and catastrophes.
Reporters of irregularities are often exposed to big personal risks. They can be sacked, sued, put on the black list, arrested, or even attacked and murdered. Protecting reporters of irregularities will help to discover acts of corruption and also bring responsibility and openness of the government and corporations.