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Croatia – Whistleblower Laws

Croatia – Whistleblower Laws

Croatia does not have a comprehensive law to protect employees who report corruption from retaliation, or a designated agency to receive and investigate whistleblower disclosures and complaints. Several laws contain certain elements of protection, but loopholes and exceptions remain. Various government agencies offer hotlines to report crime and corruption, but there is no government agency specializing in handling disclosures or supporting whistleblowers.
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Despite strong public support for whistleblowers and a series of high-profile cases, Croatia does not have a comprehensive law to protect employees who report corruption from retaliation. Croatia also lacks a designated agency to receive and investigate whistleblower disclosures and complaints. Public attention to the issue has risen in recent years, particularly due to growing citizen concerns over corruption, but political will to strengthen whistleblower rights remains weak. No formal efforts to enact a whistleblower law are known to be underway.[…]
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Unatoč snažnoj podršci za zviždače i niza slučajeva visokog profila, Hrvatska nema sveobuhvatni zakon koji štiti od odmazde zaposlenike koji prijavljuju korupciju. Hrvatskoj također nedostaje posebna agencija za prihvaćanje i istraživanje otkrivenih informacija i žalbi. Pozornost javnosti o ovom problemu porasla je posljednjih godina, posebno uslijed sve veće brige građana zbog korupcije, ali politička volja za osnaživanje prava zviždača ipak je i dalje slaba. Nije poznato da je uložen bilo kakav formalni napor za usvajanje zakona o zviždačima.[…]
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