INLUCC calls for publishing implementing texts of law on exposure of corruption and whistleblower protection
07/12/2017 18:48, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The National Anti-Corruption Authority (INLUCC), on Thursday, called for the publication of the implementing texts of the Organic Law on the Exposure of Protection and Whistleblower Protection to implement protective measures provided for in Article 25 of that law.

According to a statement from the INLUCC, this article provides for ensuring personal protection to the whistleblower and providing him with all the necessary psychological and health care.

Until December 6, 2017, the Authority has received 190 applications for protection until, 120 of which fall within the competence of the Joint Committee and 70 others under the exclusive competence of the INLUCC.

"The joint committee has approved 5 applications for protection and rejected an application in the form," said the authority, noting that all stakeholders were informed of these decisions.

The anti-corruption authority also issued 5 decisions rejecting requests for protection on the merits and approved an application for protection issued by the Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy.

It also mandated 7 lawyers to defend protection claimants.

Although the implementing legislation has not been published, the National Anti-Corruption Authority has begun to implement the organic law, said the statement.

In this regard, the INLUCC sent a correspondence to the Prime Ministry concerning the creation of a Joint Committee in accordance with the provisions of Article 39 of that Law.

It also asked the public structures in charge of receiving corruption reports to provide all the data provided for in Article 7 of the same law.

Until 30 November 2017, the INLUCC has received data from 71 administrative structures specialising in reception of corruption reports, while the number of public institutions, local authorities and municipalities involved in the application of Article 7 of the Organic Law amounts to more than one thousand administrative structures.

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