International Principles for Whistleblower Legislation – Best Practices of Laws to Protect Whistleblowers and Support Whistleblowing in the Public Interest

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Recognising the role of whistleblowing in corruption-fighting efforts, many countries have pledged to enact whistleblower protection laws through international conventions. It is essential, however, that these policies provide accessible disclosure channels for whistleblowers, meaningfully protect whistleblowers from all forms of retaliation, and ensure that the information they disclose can be used to advance needed reforms…. Read more »

International Best Practices for Whistleblower Policies

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The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has over 30 years of experience in advocating for whistleblower legislation and protection. This report is based on GAP’s checklist of twenty requirements for effective protection. These best practice standards are based on a compilation of all national laws and Intergovernmental Organisation policies, such as the World Bank or the… Read more »

Making Whistleblower Protection Work: Elements of an Effective Approach (U4 Brief)

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This U4 Brief argues that aid organisations and all other public organisations should encourage staff report misconduct and corruption as part of their legal and professional duty. Protecting whistleblowers from retaliation or reprisal is a central strategy for achieving this objective. A positive management approach based on securing the organisation’s best interests, rather than ethics… Read more »

Good Practice in Whistleblowing Protection Legislation (WPL) – A U4 Expert Answer

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This short publication provides a short overview over legislation and mechanisms for whistleblower protection. It is organised into following sections: – Best Practice Whistleblowing Protection Legislation – Good Practice in Implementing Whistleblowing Protection Legislation – Further Reading. Click on the picture below to read the report.

Whistling while they work – A good practice guide for managing internal reporting of wrongdoings in public sector organisations

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This guide lays out how public sector organisations can better fulfil their missions, maintain their integrity and value their employees by adopting a current best-practice approach to the management of whistleblowing. It focuses on the processes needed for public employees and employees of public contractors to be able to report concerns about wrongdoing in public… Read more »