Who does it best? Whistleblowing views from abroad and lessons for the UK.
The UK was the first EU country to introduce whistleblowing legislation with the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998. The law was heralded as a watershed moment and expectations were high. There were protections for workers in employment tribunals and an expectation that wrongdoing would be addressed. However where the UK once led the way, it now lags behind.
Chaired by Anna Myers, the Director of the Whistleblowing International Network (WIN) this panel explores how freedom of expression and whistleblowing is developing in USA, Europe, Australia and South Africa. Speakers include Robert Spano, former President of the European Court of Human Rights; Tom Devine, Legal Director Government Accountability Project; Pusetso Morapedi, Southern Africa Director Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF) and Kieran Pender, Senior lawyer Human Rights Law Centre Australia.