Indicator 1. The law clearly defines who can have a status of whistle-blower (exclusively public sector employees or also persons who were employed in the private sector, whether definition covers consultants, contractors, temporary employees, volunteers and all public sector employees included army and intelligence services

T,he law should clearly define who can have a status of whistle-blower. That shouldn’t be exclusively public sector employees, but also persons who are employed in private sector, as well as persons who were employed in the public or private sector.


Of the countries whose legislations were the subject of this analysis, only the legislations of Albania, Kosovo and the North Republic of Macedonia are fully in line with European standards in terms of defining the scope of protected disclosures and the persons afforded protection under the law. The Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Law of Montenegro, require additional harmonization.

Current state of play

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Average, 2021