The EU Whistleblowers Directive: Transposition Imperatives for Ireland

November 11, 2020
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All EU Member States are required to transpose the EU Whistleblowers Directive into national law by 17 December 2021. The EU Whistleblowers Directive sets down minimum standards for the protection of whistleblowers. Ireland has been listed by the European Commission as being one of ten Member States that have comprehensive whistleblower protection legislation. However, in order to maintain this reputation internationally, it is imperative that the Directive is transposed in such a manner that it not only meets those minimum standards but exceeds them. 

This virtual event is the second in a series of symposiums on the EU Whistleblowers Directive hosted by the Irish Whistleblowing Law Society and Maynooth University Department of Law. These symposiums will address key issues required to ensure the best transposition possible in Ireland, but will also be of interest to those in other EU Member States and internationally as regards best standards in whistleblower protection law.

Speakers will include:
  • Marguerite Bolger, Senior Counsel
  • Kieran Pender, Senior Legal Advisor, International Bar Association
  • Marie Terracol, Whistleblowing Programme Manager, Transparency International
  • Professor Wim Vandekerckhove, University of Greenwich 
  • Associate Professor Laura William, University of Greenwich 
This symposium will take place on 11 November 2020 at 9.30 GMT. For more information and to register please see here

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