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Experts Speak on Whistleblowing in Latin America

Geoff Schweller
Published On: December 9th, 2021Categories: International, Whistleblower News and Qui Tam Blog


In November, the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Coalition held the Fourth Regional Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean. The event brought together representatives from UNCAC Coalition member organizations to discuss whistleblower protection in the region.

An interview with whistleblower experts Stephen M. Kohn and Mark Worth was shown at the meeting and can be viewed above. Kohn and Worth were interviewed by the Coalition’s Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean who then cut and subtitled the video to allow both English and Spanish-speaking members to understand the interview.

Kohn is a founding partner of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto and the Chairman of the Board of the National Whistleblower Center. Worth helped found Whistleblowing International, the European Center for Whistleblower Rights, and the Center for Whistleblower Rights and Rewards. Both have advocated for enhanced whistleblower protections for decades and their efforts have taken place all over the world.

Kohn and Worth begin the interview by noting that Latin America is lagging behind the rest of the world in whistleblower protection laws. While Worth highlights recent legal advances in Peru, Jamaica and Chile, he claims that these are not fully comprehensive whistleblower protection laws.

After overviewing the current state of whistleblower laws in Latin America, Kohn and Worth next explain the best practices for whistleblower laws. They further detail the ways that the United States’ whistleblower reward programs effectively incentivize and protect whistleblowers.

More information on the meeting can be viewed here.

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