Law and practice on protecting whistle-blowers in the public and financial services sectors

This paper seeks to map out laws and practices and identify measures in place for the protection of whistle-blowers by analysing a representative sample of laws, regulations and international instruments.

The paper examines the specific tasks carried out by public and financial sector workers which are labelled as whistle-blowing, and which trigger the legal protection that attaches to such a label. The paper does not cover other private sector activities even if they could be covered by the laws examined.