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Bosnia & Herzegovina – Standards – Coverage – Whistleblowing

Bosnia & Herzegovina – Standards – Coverage – Whistleblowing

2. Whistleblower shall mean a person employed in the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and legal entities established by the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who due to reasonable belief or circumstance indicating to existence of corruption in any of the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina in good faith reports to the authorized persons or institutions any suspected acts of corruption in line with this law.

Protected disclosure/ reporting is:

1) disclosing information to the competent authorities which in the employee’s reasonable belief show corruption in the light of paragraph a) of this Article;

2) reporting of a criminal offence of corruption against responsible person in the institutions referred to in Article 1 of this Law;

3) filing a lawsuit, complaint or appeal in regard to acts corruption against responsible person in the institutions referred to in Article 1 of this Law;

4) giving a testimony before a court or an administrative authority in proceedings against responsible person in the institutions referred to in Article 1 of this Law;

5) Cooperation in the proceedings conducted by investigative bodies.

Good faith shall mean the stance of the whistleblowers based on facts and circumstances of which the whistleblower has his own knowledge of and which he or she deems to be true.

 

3. Any person employed in the institutions of BiH referred to in Article 1 of this Law, may report a suspected act of corruption or circumstances of possible corruption to the competent authorities if such a person has information and/or physical evidence showing the existence of corruption.

Referenced Legislation: Law on Whistleblower Protection in the Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina
(2013)

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