The Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection and the European Center for Whistleblower Rights in cooperation with local activists, journalists and universities organized from 19-24 March, 2018 the International Whistleblower Day and Kosovo Free Speech Week. International Whistleblower Day, which is the day each year on 24 March, serves to honor citizens who report wrongdoings and acts of corruption, by...
The Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection has launched the regional report: “Protecting whistleblowers in Southeast Europe: A review of policies, cases and initiatives”. The report, to which CSDG has contributed, provides the state of the art developments on whistleblowing in Albania, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia. The report in English can be downloaded...
Arjan Dyrmishi July, 2018 The High Inspectorate of Declaration and Audit of Assets and Conflicts of Interest (HIDAACI) published its annual report in June, which for the first time includes a chapter on the implementation of the law on whistleblowing since it entered fully into force. The law was adopted two years ago, in June 2016 but it entered into force on...
2 May 2018 CSDG Research Associate Mirsada Hallunaj, invited on the program “Për të fol”, discussed about the implementation and current challenges that the Law on Whistleblowing and the Protection of Whistleblowers in Albania is facing so far. The law, which has been approved in June 2016 and which has already begin to be implemented for both sectors, constitutes a...
Notwithstanding the fact that the fight against corruption has been one of Albania's top priorities, and whistleblowing is considered as one of the main tools in support of this challenge, the number of whistleblowing cases has been very low. No whistleblowing cases were registered in the security institutions, despite numerous cases of corruption and abuse of power reported by...
In an attempt to raise public awareness against corruption in the Southeast Europe the Regional Cooperation Council conducted a survey on whistleblowing in the countries of the Western Balkans. The report with data collected from with the participation of 7000 citizens presents the views of the societies of this region on whistleblowers and the practice of whistleblowing. In overall the...
By Arjan Dyrmishi February 2017 Summary Albania adopted a law on whistleblowing and protection of whistleblowers in June 2016. The adoption of the law was the result of a concerted approach by EU and national institutions, supported by a substantial advocacy and input from the civil society. Although there have been cases of whistleblowing in Albania before whistleblowing has never been an...
Mirsada Hallunaj March, 2018 The Law on Whistleblowing and the Protection of Whistleblowers in Albania, which was adopted in June 2016 and entered into force on 1 October 2016 for the public sector and on 1 July 2017 for private entities, is considered an important tool to fight corruption and other forms of illegal behavior. Some of the most important aspects...
This is the first assessment report prepared by the Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance since the establishment of the Special Prosecution Office against Corruption and Organised Crime (SPAK) and the Special Courts of First Instance and Appeal for Corruption and Crime Organised on December 19th, 2019. The main purpose of this assessment report is to identify and...