2010 marked a breakthrough in international whistleblower protection. As part of the Dodd-Frank Act, foreign nationals who blow the whistle on securities violations, including violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act are eligible for a reward from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Read the report published by the National Whistleblower Center entitled “The Importance of Whistleblower Rewards in Combating International Corruption”, on the rights and rewards available to international whistleblowers under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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Key U.S. Whistleblower reward laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, allow whistleblowers to file their claims anonymously and with strong protections for their confidentiality.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is the single most important legal tool enhancing international whistleblower protection. Whistleblowers who reside outside of the United States now have the right to confidentially file information about potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and qualify for financial rewards if their information is used as part of a successful prosecution.
In a major breakthrough for international whistleblowers, the key U.S. anti-corruption law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, permits non-U.S. citizens to obtain large monetary rewards for blowing the whistle. The violations may occur anywhere in the world, and the whistleblower disclosures may be made confidentially.
Major Wildlife protection laws, including the Lacey Act and Endangered Species Act, mandate that the U.S. Government provide financial awards to whisltleblowers who furnish information that leads to an enforcement action. Read more to find out what to do with your information on violations of wildlife protection laws.