LIBERTY’s Free Library of Laws Impacting on Whistleblowing Protection

This legislation library provides many laws that affect whether and how whistleblowers can seek legal protection in different countries. Some countries have stand-alone whistleblower protection laws, others may offer some protections via different legislation, such as employment law.

Select below to view laws that impact whistleblower protection

Europe (European Union)
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The Greek Parliament has finally voted Law 4990/2022 (Government Gazette A’/210-11.11.2022)

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Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on protecting persons who engage in public participation from manifestly unfounded or abusive court proceedings (“Strategic lawsuits against public participation”)

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DIRECTIVE (EU) 2019/1937 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law

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The European Commission decides to refer 8 Member States to the Court of Justice of the European Union over the protection of whistleblowers

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EU Whistleblowing Directive: All you need to know right now.

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EU legislation and policies to address racial and ethnic discrimination

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EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

South Africa
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A Guide for Public Sector Managers Promoting Public Sector Accountability Implementing the Protected Disclosures Act

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Guide to compliance: 3B of the Protected Disclosures Act of South Africa as amended

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Reform on the Horizon: Whistleblowers Afforded More Protection

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irba WHISTLE BLOWING POLICY

USA (United States of America)
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U.S. Whistleblower Laws The United States has been a leading influence in enacting whistleblower laws with key protections and incentives, including confidential handling of disclosures, financial awards, and independent reporting channels. Currently, there are dozens of laws at the federal, state, and local levels designed to encourage whistleblowers to come forward.

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Whistleblower Protections

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Overview of the Privacy Act: 2020 Edition

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Office of Inspector General Whistleblower Protection

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Don’t Let Them SLAPP You Around: The Case for Federal Anti-SLAPP Legislation

UK (United Kingdom)
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Government passes first law containing an anti-SLAPP provision, but legal protection is limited to speaking out on economic crimes

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