Whistleblowers Without Borders: A Workshop for the International Anti-Corruption Conference in Washington D.C.
National Whistleblower Center, School of Government and Public Transformation of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, and Derechos Humanos y Litigio Estratégico Mexicano, bring insights about whistleblowers around the world and how essential whistleblower protections are to transnational anti-corruption efforts.
This workshop will explore U.S. whistleblower laws, transnational agreements that include whistleblower protections, and on the ground realities in global whistleblowing. Experts from Latin America and the Caribbean will discuss regional realities and explore potential ways forward. The group will work together to analyze whistleblower Mark MacGann’s whistleblowing to formulate questions for legislators and regulators – calling on these influential stakeholders to take action to improve reporting mechanisms for global, transnational, whistleblowers.
Workshop topics include:
- US Whistleblower Laws, and how they can be used worldwide.
- Best Practices for Whistleblower Protections
- Understanding Whistleblowing as a part of transnational anti-corruption efforts.
- Attendees will:
- Gain a basic understanding of whistleblower protections;
- Learn about global whistleblower issues; and
- Compile questions for. U.S. legislators.
- Post-Event Outreach:
- Attendees will be invited to join. NWC’s Petition for Transnational Whistleblower Awareness;
- NWC will submit letters containing attendee recommendations to every member of the U.S. Congress and several non-U.S. Legislators; and
- NWC will submit letters containing attendee recommendations to U.S. regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Internal Revenue Service, and Department of Justice.
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Watch the Workshop here.
Whistleblowers Without Borders Panelists:
Our team of transnational anti-corruption experts will guide you through and interactive workshop on how to empower whistleblowers around the world:
Charlie Vazquez is the Development Strategist for National Whistleblower Center. He advises and helps lead NWC fundraising efforts. Vazquez is an independent grant-writer who has raised over $1.3 million in capital campaigns and program funding for organizations such as the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, since 2014. Charlie has also helped facilitate NWC’s. work in South and Central America, participating in the IX. Summit of the America’s sub working group on Health and Resilience in South America and informing our programs in that region.
Siri Nelson is the Executive Director at National Whistleblower Center and an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University School of Law. Nelson served as an Associate Attorney and Policy Counsel at Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto, the nation’s leading whistleblower law firm, where she worked closely with anonymous whistleblowers, legislators, and regulators.
Nelson has been published in Columbia’s Blue Sky Blog and The National Law Review, is quoted in stories in the Economist, Slate, and publications around the world. Ms. Nelson has presented at the World Justice Forum and represented NWC at the IX Summit of the Americas. Ms. Nelson also serves as an Editor & Legislative Correspondent at Whistleblower Network News.
Ángeles Estrada is the Executive Director of the Transparency, Anticorruption and Digitalization Initiative of the School of Government and Public Transformation of the Tecnológico de Monterrey and professor of Anticorruption in government, companies and society. She is member of the Selection Commission of the Citizen Participation Committee of Mexico’s National Anticorruption System. Ángeles is the Senior Advisor on Transnational Crime at NWC.
Carlos G. Guerrero Orozco is a consultant and litigation attorney based in Mexico City. He leads the anti-corruption litigation and compliance for private sector companies practice at López Melih y Estrada, a Mexican law firm. He is co-founder of Derechos Humanos y Litigio Estratégico Mexicano (D.L.M.), a Mexican non-profit. He holds a law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City and a master’s degree in government and public administration from the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset in Madrid. He has been a speaker on a national and international level on anti-corruption matters and other issues. He has authored and published papers and articles regarding governmental development, transparency, fight against corruption and accountability.
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National Whistleblower Center (NWC) is the leading non-profit dedicated to protecting and rewarding whistleblowers around the world. We assist whistleblowers in finding legal aid, advocate for stronger whistleblower protection laws, and educate the public about whistleblowers’ critical role in protecting democracy and the rule of law. NWC’s work centers on developing innovative approaches and strong partnerships for supporting whistleblowers around the world and empowering them to provide essential information to help fight corruption, protect our environment, and advance human rights. NWC is deeply committed to thriving transnational anti-corruption efforts and leveraging whistleblower protections to build a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future throughout the Americas.