Whistleblowers come in all types and nationalities. They can be private, such as company or agency employees who seek to bring misconduct to the attention of their superiors, or public, ranging from anti-corruption activists to company or agency employees who believe only public disclosure can remedy the misconduct that their organizations are ignoring.
Whether private or public, the consequences of their disclosures can include dismissal from their jobs, loss of income, and threats to their personal safety ? and, in the case of some anti-corruption activists, arbitrary detention and even imprisonment or death. Yet even after various jurisdictions have adopted whistleblower-protection legislation and set up programs to encourage whistleblowers to come forward to report misconduct, whistleblowers in many countries continue to put their careers, their livelihood, and even their physical safety at risk without having reliable legal and financial assistance on which they can depend.
Join the Washington Foreign Law Society (WFLS) on Tuesday, March 30th, 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) for Public and Private Whistleblowers and The Need for Legal and Financial Assistance, featuring Jonathan J. Rusch, adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and American University Washington College of Law, and Wim Vandekerckhove, Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Greenwich and a specialist on whistleblower matters, for this fascinating hour-long discussion.
WFLS President Giuliana Cane will host the discussion, moderated by Pascale Helene Dubois, International Executive Advisor and Independent Expert, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and member of the WFLS Board of Governors.