we proteCT the public interest
The Whistleblower Protection Office was established to provide legal advice and assistance to people who report actions with a negative impact on society. Formally, anti-social activities are understood as all crimes, offenses, administrative offenses, and actions negatively affecting society. Informally, the Office primarily supports citizens who expose corrupt practices and the protection of whistleblowers.
The Office was established with the adoption of Act no. 54/2019. The National Council of the Slovak Republic elected the Office’s first President, Mgr. Zuzana Dlugosova on February 5, 2021.
The Office for the Protection of Whistleblowers is located at Namestie slobody 29 in Bratislava. Beginning September 1, 2021, we will accept notifications from citizens about anti-social activities that endanger the public interest.
When should you report corruption or file a complaint?
Before you decide to file a complaint, please answer these three questions:
1. Are you a whistleblower?
To be a whistleblower of anti-social activities means that in the course of your work you have learned information that you perceive as a behaviour endangering the public interes.
2. What does it mean to endanger a public interest?
Behaviour endangering the public interest is conduct with a negative impact on the interests of the society as a whole and the interests of individuals. Formally, it includes all crimes of corruption, illicit schemes in public procurement, abuse of power by public authorities, offenses, and administrative offenses etc.
3. Do you have any relevant information?
The complaint can be filed in any work area. However, relevant information indicating anti-socials activities that endanger the public interest needs to be provided along with the complaint. Furthermore, it is crucial to remember that as a whistleblower you file a complaint in good faith – meaning that you have a good reason to perceive provided information as true.