Bill 291 to protect corruption whistleblowers in Colombia
November 17 2023
corruption whistleblowers
The National Government filed Bill 291, also called “Jorge Luis Pizano” in memory of the key witness of the Odebrecht case who died under strange circumstances. This Bill seeks to establish norms, procedures, and mechanisms to protect corruption’s whistleblowers within the Colombian private and public sector.

The initiative prioritizes protection measures for journalists and citizens who investigate, and report acts of corruption and creates the Unified System for the Protection of Whistleblowers/Denouncers of Acts of Corruption (SUPRAC), which will be in charge of coordinating and guiding the implementation and follow-up of the protection mechanisms.

This Bill is an ordinary Law and must undergo four debates in the Senate and the House of Representatives before presidential approval early next year.

Source in Spanish.