COVID-19 crisis: international coalition calls for the protection of whistleblowers

The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation joins an international coalition of individuals and organisations calling for the protection of whistleblowers during and beyond the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of extraordinary powers by governments without proper public oversight and transparency creates a tangible risk of overreach and potential misuse. When decisions are taken in emergency conditions, often away from democratic scrutiny, whistleblowers can play a vital early warning role. The signatories to this letter call on all public authorities and institutions to protect those who report or expose the harms, abuses and serious wrongdoing and encourages the public to ensure governments, corporate institutions and markets remain accountable, and defend everyone’s human rights and freedoms.

Read the full statement and list of signatories.