B 5: We recommend that the European Parliament prepare a call, inviting lawyers, jurisprudence researchers and others to present their proposals on how whistle-blowers can be better protected.
Why this recommendation?
Whistle-blowing is an essential element in modern, complicated society for assuring transparency. It is also a difficult issue as it involves shared loyalties – towards your employer and towards society. We consider it part of human rights that any employee can act on his/her own understanding of right and wrong, and if necessary go against the command of his or her employer.
Sorting out a code of rights for the whistle-blower as well as a code of protection takes judicial expertise. As a first step, the European Parliament should make a call to obtain a range of views on how to proceed.
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This is one out of "20 Recommendations For More Democracy in Europe", prepared by seven conferences in seven EU countries - Denmark, Latvia, The Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Bulgaria and The Netherlands, in that order. The final document was prepared by representatives of all 7 conferences at The International House Sonnenberg in the Harz Mountains, Germany.
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