Reporting misconduct

Any individual who is or has been involved in implementing the Intelligence and Security Service Act 2017 (ISS Act 2017) or the Security Screening Act may report alleged misconduct at the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) or the Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD).

Before alleged misconduct can be reported to the CTIVD, it must first be reported to a superior, a confidential person or another person appointed in the internal regulation of the service concerned. Please refer to the website of the Ministry of Defence to report misconduct at the MIVD. If the report has not been handled properly or not within a reasonable period, you may report the alleged misconduct to the CTIVD's Complaints Handling Department.

In certain circumstances alleged misconduct can be reported directly to the CTIVD. This is possible when you cannot reasonably be expected to first report the alleged misconduct to the service concerned. That might be the case, for example, if you have reasonable suspicions that the highest responsible person within the service was involved in the misconduct. However, you must be able to substantiate this.

Your employer may not disadvantage you because you reported misconduct. That means that your employer may not withhold a promotion and may not dismiss you because you reported alleged misconduct. The CTIVD does not have the power to investigate how your employer treats you following your report of misconduct. If you wish to raise this issue, you can apply to the court.