Download the article in PDF format *** Introduction *** Confidentiality clauses, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) or, as they are often called, gagging clauses, are provisions set out in settlement agreements or employment contracts, which serve the purpose to prohibit employees from disclosing particular information to the general public. This article will limit its scope to addressing … Continue reading Gagging Clauses and Whistleblowing in the UK: An Irreconcilable Conflict?
Download the article in PDF format *** On the 12th of March 2021, it was held the fourth session of the VIRTEU Roundtable Discussion Series, which focused on "Institutional Corruption and Avoidance of Taxation". VIRTEU (Vat fraud: Interdisciplinary Research on Tax crimes in the European Union – Grant Agreement no: 878619) is a high profile … Continue reading Institutional Corruption and Avoidance of Taxation – VIRTEU Roundtable Session (Video)
On the 14th of December 2020, Prof. Jérémie Gilbert (Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Roehampton) gave his presentation within the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been … Continue reading Prof. Jérémie Gilbert – Silencing human rights and environmental defenders: (SLAPP) Corporate Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (video)
On the 23rd of November 2020, Josh Bornstein (Principal Lawyer at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers) gave his presentation during the seminar of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been organised in … Continue reading Josh Bornstein – Working for the Brand: How Corporations are Silencing Employees (video)
On the 14th of October 2020, Dr. Yasmine Motarjemi (whistleblower and former Head of Food Safety at Nestlé) gave her presentation during the first seminar of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. … Continue reading Dr. Yasmine Motarjemi – Whistleblowing, Labour Law, corporate culture and risk management in Multinational Enterprises (video)
*** Download the article as a PDF *** Introduction Following a series of damning and damaging leaks from the financial services industry over the past several years, there has been a commitment to alter conduct and ensure accountability within the industry, however, following the latest FinCEN leaks it is evident this is not the … Continue reading The FinCEN Files: Leakers and Whistleblowers Combating Economic Crime
In recent times, it has emerged that corporations are increasingly using ordinary legal instruments to hush human rights and environmental defenders. Such a phenomenon, which is known as "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP)," is based on the extreme asymmetry in the balance of forces between corporations and activists. The misuse of legal actions to … Continue reading The Ontario anti-SLAPP legislation and the right to free and open expression on matters of public interest
I dreamed of organizing an international conference on the protection of whistleblowers since 2015. Such a desire was also driven by the idea of paying a special tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia and the other 1342 journalists killed from 1992 to 2019 for motives directly related to their investigations, as well as to all whistleblowers … Continue reading Report on the International Conference “Whistleblowers: Voices of Justice”, London, 10 May 2019