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President Sirleaf submits bill for protection of Whistle-blowers

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The Executive Mansion,Monrovia,Liberia
The Executive Mansion,Monrovia,Liberia
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has submitted a bill to the Liberian Senate seeking the protection of whistle blowers and witnesses in corruption and other criminal cases. The bill title “Whistle blowers and witnesses Protection Bill “seeks to empower authorities to effectively protect whistle blowers and witnesses from intimidation, fear and other physical injuries. President Sirleaf said: The bill will make Liberia compliant with the United Nations Convention against corruption. The Convention calls for all state parties to protect witnesses from retaliation for their testimony when pass into law. The Liberian Leader said as Government strives to deal with corruption, the proposed law will help Government achieve its objective of substantially fighting corruption and other serious crimes. At the same time, Plenary has agreed to circulate the bills to all senators to be discussed upon return from their bill in January.

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