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Approved projects: Action projects in programme Democratic culture

About project

  • Executer: Transparency International Latvia
  • Project title: Key to Facilitating Whistleblowing
  • Regions of execution: Riga
  • Project budget: 7 901.40 EUR
  • Project status: Closed
  • Cooperation partners from donor countries:
  • Project contact person: Krista Asmusa, e-mail:, phone: 28279608

"Sabiedrība par atklātību - Delna" has been working with whistleblowers for more than 16 years. In the first Whistleblowing Law, which came into force in 2019, associations already played a serious role in the protection of whistleblowers. On February 4, 2022, the new Whistleblower Law came into force, which expands the competence of the associations, including Delna, and allows associations to present whistleblowers in institutions and court without the need for additional formal authorization. On this Delna is in a unique position in terms of opportunities for support to whistleblowers.

Delna Whistleblower Center has been informed that certain authorities are unable to apply the provisions of the Whistleblower Law properly, which poses a threat to the public interests, as full protection of whistleblowers is not ensured and that there is a risk that the law-breakers will remain undetected and not responsible for their actions. In Delna's day-to-day work Delna has observed that institutions lacks understanding and knowledge of the Whistleblower Law and its application, but in this case there is a real threat to the whistleblowing system as a whole and to the public interest, that can be avoided only by Delna's involvement in the resolution of the case.
The result of the project is to promote the correct implementation and interpretation of the norms of the new Whistleblower Law adopted in 2022 by institutions, the application of the protection guarantees provided by law to whistleblowers, and the prosecution of those responsible for the violations. The aim of the project is to effectively use the competencies specified in the new Whistleblower Law of 2022 for associations and to contribute to the correct application of the provisions of the Whistleblower Law, as well as to strengthen the credibility of laws, state institutions and local governments and reduce corruption.



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