Implementing the Law on Whistle-blowing and whistle-blowers’ protection
Partners Albania in cooperation with the National Coordinator on Anti-corruption issues and the Chief Inspector of the High Inspectorate on Audit of Assets and Conflict of Interests, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tirana, worked to implement the Law on Whistle-blowing and whistle-blowers’ protection. Law No. 60/2016 “On Whistleblowing and the Protection of Whistleblowers” aims at preventing and fighting corruption in the public and private sectors, protecting individuals signaling suspected corruption practices in their workplace, and stimulating whistleblowing on corruptive activities or practices.
PA facilitated the process of drafting sub-legal acts and guidelines by local and international experts and conducted a wide public consultation. About 2000 public institutions at the central level and state agencies, municipalities, businesses, civil society organizations, media representatives, and donors and international development agencies in Albania were specifically targeted as part of the consultative process besides open public information means.
Following the online consultation, PA organized six regional consultative meetings in Tirana, Shkodra, Elbasani, Korca, and Fieri with the participation of about 250 representatives from the public and private sector, civil society, and media.
All sub-legal acts came into power reflecting also the recommendations received as part of the consultative process. Follow this link for the legal framework on whistleblowing and the protection of whistleblowers, including the sub-legal acts.
Partners Albania launched a wide public information media campaign featuring informational videos broadcasted in the main national media, online information platforms, and social media, as well as city lights billboards raising awareness on the importance but also the understanding of this Law and its measures in the fight against corruption.
Informational videos on the Law on Whistle-blowing and whistle-blowers’ protection