The government of Colombia is preparing a reform to its’ current anti-corruption law

The government of Colombia is preparing a reform to its’ current anti-corruption law. Next, on Latin America Screening News.

The proposal points to transparency to prevent and “close loopholes for corruption.” Education and deterrence will be the main items to establish a system of cooperation and exchange among all State institutions in anti-corruption matters. The rulings of the Supreme Court of Justice and the Constitutional Court were key to solving gaps and deficiencies in regulations.

The new proposal, issued as a matter of urgency, includes identity protection measures for whistleblowers and labor protection for public officials who report alleged acts of corruption. According to the Global Corruption Barometer 2019, in Colombia, 78% of the population believe that they can add value in the fight against corruption, but they also fear becoming a victim of reprisals. In addition, 58% consider it unlikely that complaints will generate consequences for criminals.

Background screening and due diligence solutions have proven to be some of the most effective means in the region to prevent these crimes. Caring for reputation makes businesses grow and improves trade within and outside the countries in the region.