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International Law

WHISTLEBLOWING NGOS AROUND THE WORLD

The following organisations around the world are directly involved in whistleblowing.

WHISTLEBLOWING INTERNATIONAL NGOS (WIN)

The Whistleblowing International NGOs (WIN) network is run for and by NGOs working around the world to support and protect workplace whistleblowing. WIN allows its members to share hard-gained legal expertise and practical knowledge more widely, support new capacity to protect whistleblowers, and inform the international movement to protect whistleblowing as a democratic accountability mechanism. Public Concern at Work is one of WIN’s founding members.

FEDERAL ACCOUNTABILITY INITIATIVE FOR REFORM (FAIR)

A Canadian charity, FAIR promotes integrity and accountability by empowering employees to speak out without fear of reprisal when they encounter wrongdoing. FAIR supports legislation and management practices that will provide effective protection for whistleblowers.

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT (GAP)

A non-profit, public interest organisation and law firm in the USA. GAP promotes government and corporate accountability by advocating occupational free speech, litigating whistleblower cases, publicising whistleblower concerns, and developing whistleblower laws.

INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE JAPAN

A non-governmental and non-profit organisation that aims to improve public access to government held information in Japan.

OPEN DEMOCRACY ADVICE CENTRE (ODAC)

A non-profit company that supports democracy and helps build accountable institutions in South Africa by promoting access to information and advising whistleblowers.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

PEER is an American non-profit alliance of local, state and federal scientists, law enforcement officers, land managers and other professionals dedicated to upholding environmental laws and values

PROJECT ON GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT

POGO is an NGO that tackles corruption and miscoonduct in the US federal government by working with whistleblowers.

PUBLIC INTEREST SPEAK-UP ADVISERS (PISA)

PISA is a Japanese organisation that advises whistleblowers.

NATIONAL WHISTLEBLOWERS CENTER

The National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation dedicated to protecting employees’ lawful disclosure of waste, fraud, and abuse.

WHISTLEBLOWERS AUSTRALIA

Whistleblowers Australia is an association that aims to promote a society in which it is possible to speak out about vital social issues without fear of reprisal. It provides information to whistleblowers and organises mutual help groups.

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL

A voluntary organisation dedicated to curbing both international and national corruption. This site contains a comprehensive list of links to other relevant international bodies.

LITERATURE:

WHISTLEBLOWING AND DEMOCRATIC VALUES

This book is a collection of essays on recent organisational and legal developments on whistleblowing in the US, UK, Europe, and Australia. Contributions by: Abraham Mansbach, Richard Moberly and Lindsey E Wylie, Eva Tsahuridu, Bjorn Rohde-Liebenau, A.J. Brown, Indira Carr, Cathy James, Brita Bjorkelo and Stig Berge Matthiesen. To download click here.

WHISTLEBLOWING AROUND THE WORLD: LAW, CULTURE AND PRACTICE

This book is about governance and accountability in the twenty-first century. It looks at the role of whistleblowing for practitioners, policymakers, professionals and activists. It examines American, Australasian, British, Japanese and South African legislation. This definitive publication looks at what encourages and discourages legitimate whistleblowing in different cultures and evaluates the different policy models. It offers practical advice and features case studies from around the globe. You can download the Introduction for free.