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Creation of a Whistleblowing System
Bylaw 15 Whistleblowing
15.1 The Party shall establish and maintain an Incident Reporting System that allows incident submitters to communicate anonymously with the Party
15.2 The Party will identify a group responsible for responding to whistleblower claims
15.3 A summary of whistleblowing reports will be made at General Meetings
Type of Proposal
A constitutional amendment to change the constitution or bylaws
Objective / Benefit
The Party has had difficulty responding to a series of crises. One of the problems has been a lack of ability for members to make Council and leadership aware of issues before they grow into public crises.
By lowering the barrier to reporting problems, the Party has a greater chance to respond quickly and early to issues.
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A whistleblower process has been repeatedly identified as a need for the party.
This proposal follows the successful example of the German Greens, at building self-correction mechanisms for the Party. From the German Greens website (in German: https://www.bkms-system.com/bkwebanon/report/clientInfo?cin=KNy5nc&amp;amp;amp;c=-1)
"This whistleblower system is aimed at people who have noticed or followed facts or tips that indicate actual or suspected violations of laws and/or party guidelines. It is irrelevant for us whether you are a member of our party. With this technical whistleblower system, which enables both named and anonymous reports, we focus on clarifying every reported issue.
Whistleblowers who report in good faith will not be disadvantaged in any way. The system should of course not be used to knowingly provide false or defamatory advice or information.
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen would like to thank each and every whistleblower who can provide information in the interests of the party"
Does this proposal affect any particular group and what efforts have been made to consult with the group or groups?
Jurisdiction: Is this proposal under federal jurisdiction?
Unsure or Not applicable (e.g. directives and constitutional changes)
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