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Stop Corruption


To inform about the corruption offence
According to the Article 53 of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption" a person who provides assistance in preventing and combating corruption (a whistle-blower) – is a person who informs about violations of requirements of this Law committed by another person having reasonable opinion that such information is accurate. Persons providing assistance in preventing and combating corruption are under State protection. In case of danger to life, dwelling, health and property of persons who provide assistance in preventing and combating corruption, or to their close persons in connection with the made notification about violation of requirements of this Law, law-enforcement authorities may apply to them legal, organizational and technical, and other measures aimed to protect them against unlawful attempts envisaged by the Law of Ukraine "On Ensuring the Safety of Persons involved in Criminal Proceedings".
Person or its family member can't be fired or caused to terminate an employment, brought to disciplinary liability or subjected by a chief or an employer to other negative measures of influence (reassignment, official evaluation, changing of work conditions, denial assignment to a higher position, salary cutting etc.) or be threatened with such measures of influence in connection with notification about violation of requirements of this Law committed by another person.
Information about the whistle-blower could be disclosed only with the consent except for cases established by a law.
State Enterprise "Maritime Search and Rescue Service" cooperates with persons who conscientiously inform about possible facts of corruption offence or connected with corruption, other offences of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption". Persons providing assistance in preventing and combating corruption are under State protection.
Enterprise employees, enterprise partners, not indifferent persons can leave a message in which information concerns certain person and contains actual data that could be checked and confirmed with evidences regarding officials of the enterprise.
Reporting intentionally untruthful data entails responsibility that is provided by the legislation.
It is possible to inform about the corruption offence via:
the web-site of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine:

https://mtu.gov.ua/content/zvorotniy-zvyazok.html


• contact number +38(048) 774-42-08 during working hours;


• e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;


• personal reception by the authorized representative in the matter of prevention and exposing of corruption on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
• postal address: 140a, Lustdorfska Doroha Street, Odesa 65114, Ukraine, to put on the envelope "On corruption".
Reporting about violation of requirements of the Law may be done without attribution (anonymous).
Requirements to anonymous reports concerning violation of the Law and procedure of their consideration are defined by the Law. Anonymous report on violation of requirements of the Law will be considered if the provided information in this report concerns certain person, contains actual data that could be checked. Anonymous report on violation of requirements of the Law will be checked within fifteen days from the date of its reception. If it is impossible to check the information contained in the report the head of a certain body or his deputy shall prolong the term for report's consideration up to thirty days from the date of its reception. The Law doesn't contain special terms for verifying of reports that were provided with attribution. In this connection it is recommended to follow provisions of the paragraph 5 of the Article 53 in order to adjust abovementioned issue.
In order to designate special authorized person in the field of combating corruption that should be informed about corruption offence or offence that is connected with corruption it is offered to use Annex 2

(https://nazk.gov.ua/news/u-nazk-zatverdyly-metodychni-rekomendaciyi-shchodo-organizaciyi-roboty-iz-povidomlennyamy-pro) of the Methodological recommendations concerning organizing of work with reports on corruption made by whistle-blower.
Reports on violation of requirements of the Law will be considered by the authorized person of the State Enterprise "Maritime Search and Rescue Service".
What kind of corruption offence do you want to inform about?
• Real income or property of officials of the enterprise doesn't comply with a declaration
• Violations that are connected with organizing of work on preventing and exposing of corruption at the enterprise
• Violation of the requirements of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption" by the authorized representative in the matter of prevention and exposing of corruption
Co-operation with whistle-blowers
Guarantees of the State protection for whistle-blowers
Persons providing assistance in preventing and combating corruption (whistle-blowers) are under State protection, right to defense appears in connection with reporting about violation of requirements of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption" committed by another person.
Guarantees of protection concerning anonymity and non-disclosure of information about whistle-blowers
1. A possibility of anonymous reporting is envisaged by the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption" (paragraph five of the Article 53 of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption").
2. Information about a whistle-blower could be disclosed only with the consent except for cases established by a law (sub-paragraph two paragraph three of the Article 53 of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption").
Guarantees of protection in case of danger to life, dwelling, health and property
In case of danger to life, dwelling, health and property of persons who provide assistance in preventing and combating corruption, or to their close persons in connection with the made notification about violation of requirements of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption", law-enforcement authorities may apply to them legal, organizational and technical, and other measures aimed to protect them against unlawful attempts envisaged by the Law of Ukraine "On Ensuring the Safety of Persons involved in Criminal Proceedings" (paragraph two of the Article 53 of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption").
Guarantees of protection of labour rights
Person who reports on violation of requirements of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption" or its family member in connection with such notification can't be threatened with such measures of influence:
• employment termination or to be caused to terminate an employment;
• to be brought to disciplinary liability;
• other negative measures (reassignment, official evaluation, changing of work conditions, denial assignment to a higher position, salary cutting) (sub-paragraph one paragraph three of the Article 53 of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption"). At the same time in case of employment termination without legal reason or transfer to another job in connection with a notification about violation of requirements of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption" committed by another person an employee should be reinstate in the previous position by the authority which considers labour disputes (paragraph one of the Article 235 of the Labour Code of Ukraine).

In case of any reasons for renewal on a position of employee who was discharged from employment due to reporting by this person or its family member about violation of requirements of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption" by another person and in case of refusal for renewal the authority that considers labour disputes makes a decision to pay a compensation in the amount of six-month salary (paragraph four of the Article 235 of the Labour Code of Ukraine).

Guarantees of protection in administrative process

The National Agency on Corruption Prevention could join as the third person that doesn't declare about independent demand concerning object of dispute on the party of complainant in case of threat of negative measures of influence by a chief or an employer in relation to the complainant (employment termination, to be caused to terminate an employment, to be brought to disciplinary liability, reassignment, official evaluation, changing of work conditions, denial assignment to a higher position, salary cutting etc.) if such person or its family member reports about violation of requirements of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption" committed by another person (sub-paragraph two paragraph two of the Article 53 of the Administrative Court Procedure Code of Ukraine).

Guarantees of protection in civil proceedings

The National Agency on Corruption Prevention could join as the third person that doesn't declare about independent demand concerning object of dispute on the party of complainant in case of threat of negative measures of influence by a chief or an employer in relation to the complainant (employment termination, to be caused to terminate an employment, to be brought to disciplinary liability, reassignment, official evaluation, changing of work conditions, denial assignment to a higher position, salary cutting etc.) if such person or its family member reports about violation of requirements of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption" committed by another person (sub-paragraph two paragraph two of the Article 35 of the Civil Procedure Code of Ukraine).

In matters connected with threat of negative measures of influence by a chief or an employer in relation to the complainant (employment termination, to be caused to terminate an employment, to be brought to disciplinary liability, reassignment, official evaluation, changing of work conditions, denial assignment to a higher position, salary cutting etc.) if such person or its family member reports about violation of requirements of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption" committed by another person, the defendant should prove legitimacy of adopted decisions and actions (sub-paragraph three paragraph one of the Article 60 of the Civil Procedure Code of Ukraine).

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