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Whistleblower Protection Act (No. 10 of 2017).

Country/Territory
Namibia
Document type
Legislation
Date
2017
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act provide for the establishment of a Whistleblower Protection Office; to establish procedures for making disclosures of improper conduct; to provide for the investigation of disclosures of improper conduct and protection of whistleblowers; to provide for investigation of complaints of detrimental action; to provide for the review of certain decisions; to provide remedies for persons against whom detrimental action is taken; and to deal with incidental matters.
Subject
Agricultural & rural development, Environment gen.
Keyword
Access-to-justice Consumer protection Governance Institution Court/tribunal Jurisdictional competence Sustainable use Ecosystem preservation Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings
Geographical area
Africa, Southern Africa
Abstract

This Act makes provision for the establishment of the Whistleblower Office, the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee and the Whistleblower Protection Review Tribunal. It also requires a Commissioner for Whistleblower Protection and deputy Commissioners to be appointed. For the purposes of this Act conduct, which if disclosed and proved shows or tends to show that the environment has been degraded, is being degraded or is likely to be degraded, is considered to be improper conduct. If the

Full text
English
Website
www.lac.org.na