Whistleblower Protection

Punishment of Whistleblower Judge A Regressive Step in Calling Out Corruption and Injustice

What stands out from this entire ordeal however, is how inadequately Judge Hamid, a whistleblower, was protected. Never before in our country’s history has a sitting judge so openly called out potential misconduct within the judiciary. Judge Hamid must have known that there would be backlash, but the sheer lack of support or protection for this act of whistleblowing is astounding. His courage in calling out judicial misconduct amounting to potential corruption among judges has been used to punish him and be made an example of to others who may do the same. It is clear also that the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 is essentially toothless in its overriding purpose to protect whistleblowers, as it does not cover these circumstances.