Online Symposium on the Transposition of the EU Whistleblowers Directive in Ireland

June 03, 2020
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The Irish Whistleblowing Law Society, in partnership with Maynooth University Department of Law, is hosting a series of symposiums on the EU Whistleblowers Directive leading up to its transposition which will address key issues required to ensure the best transposition possible in Ireland. These symposiums will also be of interest to those in other EU Member States and internationally as regards best standards in whistleblower protection law.
The symposium speakers will include:
  • Dr. Vigjilenca Abazi, Maastricht University: "Reporting Channels for Whistleblowers: what the EU Directive gets right and what it gets wrong"
  • John Devitt, Transparency Ireland: "Civil Society supports for whistleblowers"
  • Professor Kate Kenny, NUI Galway: "Beyond the law: Whistleblowing chill effects"
  • Dr. Lauren Kierans BL, Maynooth University: "Irish prescribed persons as competent authorities under the EU Whistleblowers Directive."
  • Professor David Lewis, Middlesex University:  “What would  effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties look like in the Irish context?”
The first of these symposiums will be a virtual event held on the 3rd of June 2020 from 9.00am - 1.00pm GMT.
Attendance is free, however all attendees are required to register in advance of the symposium and a link to the virtual event will be shared via email with the registered attendees. The closing date for registration is 1st of June 2020. Please contact Dr. Lauren Kierans to register via email here:

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