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Understanding Whistleblower Protection

Laws, Practices, Trends and Key Implementation Considerations
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This report from IFAC and CPA Canada offer evidence-based research and practical perspectives on whistleblower protection legislation. Developed with contributions from the Whistleblowing International Network, it provides professional accountancy organizations, professional accountants, relevant authorities, and policymakers globally with insights on current issues in adopting and implementing whistleblower protection legislation, and key policy considerations to help ensure that local frameworks are fit for purpose.

The report builds off the International Bar Association and Government Accountability Project report published in 2021, Are Whistleblowing Laws Working? A Global Study of Whistleblower Protection Litigation, which highlights challenges to developing and implementing effective whistleblower protection frameworks.

A related event, Beyond Silence: Understanding the Evolution of Whistleblower Protection Laws from the Accountancy Profession’s Perspective, will be held on December 12. Learn more and register for free here.

This report is also available in French.

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