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Whistleblowing - A Comparative Study

  • Gregor Thüsing
  • Gerrit Forst

Part of the Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. General Report

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. National Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Sandra Laleta, Vanja Smokvina
      Pages 73-100
    3. Jan Pichrt, Jakub Morávek
      Pages 115-123
    4. Katrin Deckert, Morgan Sweeney
      Pages 125-154
    5. Michael Doherty, Desmond Ryan
      Pages 181-186
    6. Björn Rohde-Liebenau
      Pages 203-219
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 311-341

About this book


This volume takes a look at the status quo of whistleblowing in several jurisdictions from around the world. Covering a topic that draws the attention of a broad public and is gaining importance amongst legislators, practitioners and scholars all over the globe, the book examines the various aspects of whistleblowing. It looks at what kind of legal protection of whistleblowers is in force, who is protected, what kind of behaviour is protected, and what kind of behaviour whistleblowers are protected against. This is achieved by a combination of a general comparative report with country-specific reports that give information on whistleblowing in various jurisdictions. These countries include, amongst others, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and the USA. A synopsis comprises information on whistleblowing in 23 countries in one tabula. The chapters of this book were originally prepared for the XIXth International Congress of Comparative Law (20th and 21< sup=""> July 2014) of International Academy of Comparative Law in Vienna.


Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning Different approaches to whistleblowing Edward Snowden International Chamber of Commerce International Labour Organisation Julien Assange Legal protection for whistleblowers Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe Professional coverage of whistleblowing Protection of whistleblowers Public Interest Disclosure The G-20 United Nations and whistleblowing Various aspects of whistleblowing Whistleblowing Whistleblowing from jurisdictions around the world

Editors and affiliations

  • Gregor Thüsing
    • 1
  • Gerrit Forst
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut fur Arbeitsrecht und Recht derUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwalten mbBHengeler MuellerBonnGermany

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