The Council of Europe has developed a legal
instrument on protecting individuals who report or disclose information on
acts and omissions in the workplace that represent a serious threat or harm
to the public interest (‘whistleblowers’).
At its 1198th meeting (30 April 2014), the Committee of Ministers adopted
RecommendationCM/Rec(2014)7on the protection of whistleblowers prepared by
the European Committee on Legal Co-operating (CDCJ) of the Council of
Europe, and took note of its Explanatory Memorandum. This legal instrument sets out a
series of principles to guide member States when reviewing their national
laws or when introducing legislation and regulations or making amendments as may be necessary and appropriate in the
context of their legal systems.
To learn more, please see:
Leaflet on whistleblowing and the Recommendation
Report on Whistleblower Protection in Southeast Europe, an overview of
laws, practices, and recent initiatives - research by Blueprint for Free Speech for the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative of Sarajevo, released during the international and regional whistleblower events
(Sarajevo, 17-19 June).