You will find here a range of resources (laws, articles, studies, and other publications and links) on whistleblowing law and practice. We have curated these resources to help you navigate the myriad of ways in which whistleblowing acts as a democratic accountability mechanism and as a check on secrecy and abuse of power in many different contexts.  

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  • Whistleblowing and Democratic Values

    An academic ebook, compiles conference papers by members of what is now known as the Whistleblowing Research Network. Each chapter highlights an aspect the intersection between whistleblowing and democracy, from theoretical socio-political analysis of speaking-up, organisational culture, to codes and measures to prevent workplace retaliation, the role of the ombuds-system and analysis of the Bribery Act 2010 and the success of civil society campaigning for regulatory reforms in the UK.

  • The Whistleblowing Commission Code of Practice

    Report on the effectiveness of existing arrangements for workplace whistleblowing in the UK

    This report summarises the thorough national review by an independent commission set up to examine whistleblowing arrangements in the UK. The Whistleblowing Commission was established by the UKs leading whistleblowing charity, Protect - formally Public Concern at Work. It provides comprehensive analysis of the legal framework including interesting suggestions for reform from provisions to manage non-disclosure agreements or ‘gagging’ clauses, strengthen interim relief measures and further recommendations for employment tribunals, regulators and employers – including an invaluable code of practice for measuring organisational arrangements.

  • Whistling While They Work 2

    Clean as a whistle: a five step guide to better whistleblowing policy and practice

    This major academic study outlines the findings of the largest piece of research on whistleblowing ever undertaken and demonstrates the power of academic engagement in supporting public policy reforms. Its focus is on best practices for whistleblowing procedures, specifically welfare management of employees at risk of victimisation. In context of ground-breaking national whistleblowing legislation passing in Australia, the study outlines out key actions to advance policy reforms both in government and the private sector backed up with impressive qualitative data and analysis.

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