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Barriers to Youth Engagement in the Fight against Corruption
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in collaboration with the University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) with the support of the Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC) published a research study entitled ‘Barriers to youth engagement in the fight against corruption’, in December 2019. This study not only investigates the barriers to youth engagement but also identifies specific actions as well as revisits existing strategies based on the findings with a view to seek higher level of youth engagement. The findings reveal that though our youth are faced with few barriers in their engagement to fight corruption (namely, education system, fear, influence of parents and time constraints), they showed willingness to engage in the fight through a plethora of initiatives. In the light of these findings, a number of recommendations are made which require the collaboration of relevant stakeholders.
- 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Protecting Witnesses and Whistleblowers: Possibilities for Mauritius and Other Small Island
Protecting Witnesses and Whistleblowers: Possibilities for Mauritius and Other Small Island States, by Hollie Webb* This article is based on research conducted throughout Mauritius from May to August in 2016. The focus of the research was to explore ways to implement Articles 32 and 33 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) on the protection of witnesses and whistleblowers in small island developing States (SIDS). The study was facilitated by the Independent Commission Against Corruption in Mauritius and involved a combination of in-person interviews and legal research. The objective was to determine what type of protective measures for witnesses, whistleblowers, and other reporting persons would be the most effective when implemented in small island States, in addition to determining how to generally encourage the reporting of corruption. The study was conducted under an assumption of the relatedness of these two concepts, that most people are not willing to report corruption unless they know they will be protected from danger. Click here for a summary of the document. * Attorney, licensed to practice in California, United States. 2018 J.D. recipient from Washington and Lee University School of Law.
- 1 year, 10 months ago
- Barriers to Youth Engagement in the Fight against Corruption