In Ukraine came into force the law on whistleblowers of corruption

В Украине вступил в силу закон об обличителях коррупции

In Ukraine came into force the law No. 198-IX about the exposers of corruption.

Now the accuser – a man who was convinced of the accuracy of the information reported about possible corruption or corruption-related violations. What the accuser has received the information in connection with his employment, shopping, social activities, or in the service.

Will reward whistleblowers who reported corruption crime with the damage from 5 thousand times the subsistence minimum for able-bodied persons (estimated as of today is 10 million 135 thousand UAH).

The amount of remuneration is 10% of the amount of damage, but not more than 3 thousand minimum wages (in 2020 is 14 million 169 thousand UAH).

The final amount of compensation determined by the court taking into account the importance of the personal information (where the whistleblower has personal knowledge of the corruption crime, the relevant data should not be public).

Among other things, the accuser has the right to free legal aid in connection with the protection of their rights; confidentiality; the security of themselves and their families in case of threat to life and health; for the recovery of costs in connection with the protection of the rights; the release of rotatsionno for the disclosure of information. Rights and guarantees of protection for whistleblowers extend to their loved ones.

The accuser and his family do not have the right to refuse employment, they can’t fire or force to be dismissed, subjected to disciplinary action or other negative impacts. If it happened, provide compensation and responsibility.

For example, if the accuser was suspended from duty through no fault of his, pay him an average salary, and if the accuser transferred to a position with lower salary, he must compensate the difference (but for a period not exceeding one year).

The right to remuneration is not the person who reported the violations under the agreement in criminal proceedings or is complicit in violations, and if he could officially report the crime in the framework of official authority, but instead decided to become a critic.

It is assumed that an accuser may report on the corruption by the Commissioner directly to the work (internal channels), the media (external channels) or anonymously NACP or other bodies (regular channels).

The law allows you to inform the media or through public enterprises information with restricted access (except state secrets), if notified at work or anonymously NACP did not prove effective; if it is socially important information; if the accuser or his relatives, fired or there is a real threat of destruction of documents and evidence of a crime.

Anonymous letters will be checked only if the message will include information about a specific person and the facts that can be verified.

In Adminkodeks provided a fine 17-42,5 thousand UAH with disqualification to hold certain positions for a year for unlawful disclosure of information that can be used to identify the accuser or his family.

The criminal code introduced the rule that wrongful dismissal accuser will entail a fine 34-51 thousand UAH or deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to 3 years, or correctional labor up to 2 years.

В Украине вступил в силу закон об обличителях коррупции