The Criminalisation and Protection of Whistleblowers in the EU’s Counter-Financial Crime Framework

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Abstract

The last decade has been marked not only by the biggest financial crisis we have witnessed since the Wall Street Crash in 1929 but also by notorious whistleblowing
acts conducted against governments, security services, sporting and doping agencies (UEFA, the Olympics Committee) and major financial institutions (eg, UBS, HSBC, SwissLeaks, LuxLeaks, the Panama Papers and EULUX Leaks). We have also witnessed whistleblowers facing real professional and personal risks, including retribution, reprisals, intimidation and criminalisation, whereby their lives and careers have been irreparably damaged as a direct result of retaliation against whistleblowers. This chapter critically examines the protection afforded to whistleblowers in the context of financial crimes such as tax evasion and money laundering in the EU.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhite Collar Crime - A Comparative Perspective
EditorsKatalin Ligeti, Stanislaw Tosza
PublisherHart Publishing
Chapter7
Pages331-366
Number of pages36
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9781509917891
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • Whistleblowers
  • Criminalisation
  • Financial crime
  • European Union

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    Turksen, U. (2018). The Criminalisation and Protection of Whistleblowers in the EU’s Counter-Financial Crime Framework. In K. Ligeti, & S. Tosza (Eds.), White Collar Crime - A Comparative Perspective (1 ed., pp. 331-366). Hart Publishing.