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European Whistleblower Protection: Tiers or Tears?


Wim Vandekerckhove


University of Greenwich Business School

June 2009

A GLOBAL APPROACH TO PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE, pp. 15-35, D. Lewis, ed., Cheltenham/Northampton MA, Edward Elgar, 2009

Abstract:     
This paper offers an assessment of whistleblower protection in Europe. All 27 countries of the European Union are included except for the UK, which is discussed in McMullen’s chapter in this book. Switzerland, although not a member of the European Union, is also included, and the position of the whistleblower within the European Institutions is also discussed. The assessment is made against a “3-tiered model” derived from the UK PIDA. Although the sole stated purpose of the UK PIDA is to protect the whistleblower, I argue that the successive recipient tiers make previous tiers accountable for investigating and dealing with suspected wrongdoing, thereby serving other purposes than mere protection.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 25

Keywords: whistle-blowing, corporate governance, legislation

JEL Classification: J53, J59, M12, M14

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Date posted: March 28, 2011  

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Vandekerckhove, Wim, European Whistleblower Protection: Tiers or Tears? (June 2009). A GLOBAL APPROACH TO PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE, pp. 15-35, D. Lewis, ed., Cheltenham/Northampton MA, Edward Elgar, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1793130

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Wim Vandekerckhove (Contact Author)
University of Greenwich Business School ( email )
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row, Greenwich
London SE10
United Kingdom
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