World Justice Forum Prioritizes Whistleblower Protections

Updates on NWC & Whistleblowing International Workshop

Published on July 14, 2022

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World Justice Forum Prioritizes Whistleblower Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 13, 2022 —  National Whistleblower Center is proud to announce that the World Justice Forum 2022: Final Statement on Building More Just Communities mentions “protecting whistleblowers’ access to legal remedies and representation and strengthening social monitoring and accountability of anti-corruption activities” as part of the priorities set out in the organization.

The World Justice Forum (WJF) is the largest international event run by the World Justice Project. The event brings hundreds of professionals from around the world to discuss, learn about, and act on issues that face the international community. NWC participated in collaboration with Whistleblowing International, presenting a working group titled “Whistleblowing for Our Future Innovations in Society’s Best Anti-Corruption Tool”. The workshop is now available on YouTube for public viewing here.

Whistleblower laws are endorsed by many international and regional organizations, including the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED). President Biden’s anti-corruption strategy furthers this appreciation of whistleblowers and other activists and is impacting the formation of new whistleblower protections.

By prioritizing the importance of whistleblowers on an international scale the WJF advances the development of additional protections for whistleblowers and advancements in whistleblowing strategies. NWC recognizes citizens reporting misconduct around the world and the WJF workshop engaged attendees from every continent to create a Declaration of Whistleblower Rights.

NWC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit increasing public awareness of whistleblowing issues advocating for increased whistleblower protections. Please consider donating today to continue this important work.

NWC Executive Director Siri Nelson is available for comment. For more information, contact NWC at

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