Representatives of the Agency for Prevention of Corruption (APC) held a lecture on the topic “Processing whistleblowers’ reports”, at the Human Resources Administration of Montenegro. The lecture was attended by 25 civil servants, among whom 10 civil servants designated in the state authorities as persons for the processing of reports on endangering the public interest, which indicates the existence of corruption.
The Head of Section for acting upon whistleblowers’ reports and protection of whistleblowers in the APC, Kristina Braletić, acquainted the participants with the current regulations concerning the reporting of endangering of public interest that indicates the existence of corruption, as well as with the recently adopted new institute in Montenegro concerning the protection of whistleblowers. The participants learned about channels to report an endangering of public interest, both to the APC and directly to other competent state authorities. Braletić also explained the procedure and measures that must be taken upon receiving a whistleblower report by the state authorities and persons designated for their processing.
In accordance with its legal competencies, the APC continuously organizes trainings and lectures for different target groups on their obligations prescribed by the Law on Prevention of Corruption, and other laws under the competences of this authority.
The next workshop on whistleblowers’ reports will be organized for the media representatives, within the project “Let your voice be heard”, in cooperation with the NGO Center for Development of Non-Governmental Organizations (CRNVO), on 31 May 2017, at the APC premises.