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Assessing Whistleblowing Laws

How can NGOs assess current and draft whistleblower laws to ensure that whistleblowers are fully protected?

 

Please find below a checklist with 15 parameters to assess whistleblowing policy. Does the law contain:  
 

  1. Involvement of multiple actors
     

  2. Penalties for retaliation
     

  3. Full range of remedies
     

  4. A genuine day in court
     

  5. A whistleblower complaints authority
     

  6. No sanctions for misguided reporting
     

  7. Anonymous reporting
     

  8. Protection of confidentiality
     

  9. A rewards system
     

  10. Whistleblower participation
     

  11. External reporting mechanism
     

  12. Internal reporting mechanism
     

  13. A broad definition of retribution protection
     

  14. A broad definition of whistleblower