Sublegal acts and guidelines on the Law on Whistle-blowing and whistle-blowers’ protection approved
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, are working to implement the Law on Whistle-blowing and whistle-blowers’ protection.
Law No. 60/2016 “On Whistle blowing and the Protection of Whistle blowers” aims at preventing and fighting corruption in the public and private sectors, protecting individuals signaling suspected corruption practices in their workplace, and stimulating whistle blowing on corruptive activities or practices.
PA facilitated the process of drafting sublegal acts and guidelines by local and international experts, and conducted a wide public consultation. About 2000 public institutions at 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 beside open public information means.
Following the on line consultation, PA organized six regional consultative meetings in Tirana, Shkodra, Elbasani, Korca and Fieri with the participation of about 250 representatives from public and private sector, civil society and media.
Partners Albania launched a wide public information media campaign featuring an informational video 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.
All sublegal acts have come 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 sublegal acts.