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Assessing Whistleblowing Legislation: Methodology and Guidelines for Assessment Against the EU Directive and Best Practice

This tool helps assess how draft legislation stacks up against the EU Directive on Whistleblowing Protection and best practice.

The methodology is primarily designed to support stakeholders from EU countries (including civil society organisations, policymakers and EU actors) to ensure an optimal transposition of the EU Directive.

It is also designed to support stakeholders from countries beyond the EU to advocate for strong whistleblower protection legislation based on internationally recognised best practice.

For both groups of stakeholders, the methodology allows assessment of current national legislation, as well as draft laws and amendments throughout the legislative process. It reveals alarming shortcomings in independent oversight of political party financing, conflicts of interest for public officials and lobbying.