The Road to Sustainability is Paved with Integrity: Whistleblowing as a Powerful Good Governance Tool
Live Event | EIMF Premises, 25 Megaron Street, Nicosia
Opening Remarks: Ms Flora Cresswell | Speakers: MP Irene Charalambides, Mr Marios Kiriaku, Mr Antonis Baltas | Presenter and Moderator: Dr Anna Damaskou
Wrongdoing in both the public and the private sectors is often committed in secret for a long time, during which, however, non-involved persons may become aware of such malpractices. It thus becomes crucial for those who know of such actions to be encouraged to report unlawful/unethical behaviour while at the same time it is vital for those who choose do so (whistle-blowers) to be afforded adequate and effective protection. In this context, the enactment and implementation of the recent Cypriot whistleblowing law raise significant challenges, which need to be addressed by the competent national authorities and corporate professionals in the public and the private sectors , respectively.
In the fourth seminar of the Centre of Good Governance these issues are addressed through a multidimensional perspective covering both legal and practical approaches through interventions of topic experts. The event will be moderated by Dr Anna Damaskou (CFE, CAMS, CGSS, CIPP/E, CIPM – EIMF Adjunct Faculty) and the following experts will be speaking: MP Irene Charalambides (OSCE PA Vice President and Special Representative on Fighting Corruption), Mr Marios Kiriaku (Chief Compliance Officer) and Mr Antonis Baltas (Criminal Lawyer & Adjunct Faculty – University of Nicosia). Introductory Remarks will be made by Ms Flora Cresswell of Transparency International (Regional Coordinator Western Europe)