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Recommended draft principles for whistleblowing legislation

The principles take experience with existing whistleblowing legislation into account. They are meant to be guiding principles which should be adapted to individual countries’ specific contexts and existing legal frameworks. These principles are still under review and any contribution to their further development is welcome.Click on link below for the principals

Recommended draft principles for whistleblowing legislation Nov 2009 (42Kb)

These principles were developed by Transparency International with the support of experts and practitioners from around the world, namely: 

  • Canadians for Accountability
  • Members of the secretariat of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) and the Council’s Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO)
  • International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
  • Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform (Canada)
  • Government Accountability Project (USA)
  • Integrity Line (Switzerland)
  • Representatives of the International Chamber of Commerce (Anti-Corruption Commission)
  • National Whistleblowers Center (US)
  • Open Democracy Advice Centre (South Africa)
  • Project on Government Oversight (US)
  • Public Concern at Work (UK)
  • Risk Communication Concepts (Germany)
  • Whistleblower Network (Germany)
  • TI chapters from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia,
    Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and

The consultation took place in the context of the European Commission co-funded project ”Blowing the whistle harder – Enhancing Whistleblower Protection in the European Union”.