Protection of whistleblowers: a brief guide for implementing a national framework (2016)
A framework to ensure that whistleblowers are protected by the law and that their public interest reports or disclosures are effectively acted upon will strengthen democratic societies based on human rights and the rule of law.
The Council of Europe Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)7, adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 30 April 2014, offers important policy advice to member states on the content of such a framework and this brief guide gives suggestions on how it might be put in place, drawing on existing international practice.
SOME KEY CONCEPTS EXPLAINED
Openness, confidentiality, anonymity
STEP 1 – REVIEW
STEP 2 – CONSULTATION
STEP 3 – REFORM
STEP 4 – EVALUATION
Appendix to Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)7