Over the past five years, Southeast Europe has led the world in strengthening whistleblower rights. Thanks to the hard work of policy-makers, activists, journalists and citizens, every Western Balkan country now has a whistleblower protection law on the books. All of these laws contain most European and international standards.
Whistleblowers Rewarded, Redeemed: Citizens, students and activists celebrate Free Speech Week in Kosovo
Gjorgji Lazarevski spent 11 months in prison – most of it in solitary confinement – as retribution for exposing the illegal wiretapping of thousands of political opponents by the government of Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
Whistleblower rights continue to improve Southeast Europe, with Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro activating new laws since mid-2015. Seven of 10 countries now have some form of legal protections in place, a new Coalition report finds.
For as long as 20 years, women at a psychiatric home in the northern Moldovan city of Balti suffered rape and other abuses at the hands of staff.
A little-known British lawyer rose to become one of Kosovo’s most powerful judges despite lacking the credentials to serve as an international judge.
Another major step has been taken in the march toward justice in the Tuzla Kvarc whistleblower retaliation case.
Ana Novaković, Executive Director of the Center for Development of Non-Governmental Organizations in Montenegro, introduces the Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection.
The Whistleblower’s Best Friend: An Inside View of Bosnia’s Revolutionary Whistleblower Protection System
Bosnia and Herzegovina made history in 2014, becoming the first country in the world to develop a whistleblower protection system designed to protect whistleblowers before workplace retaliation gets out of control, and without the need to go to court to exercise their rights.