ISSN 1452-6662
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Published in the Službeni glasnik RS, No. 128/14 of 26 November 2014


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  • Scope of the Law
     Article 1

    This Law shall regulate whistleblowing, whistleblowing procedure, and rights of whistleblowers, obligations of the state authorities and other authorities and organisations, legal entities and natural persons in relation to whistleblowing, as well as other issues of importance for whistleblowing and protection of whistleblowers.

  • Meaning of Expressions
     Article 2

    For the purpose of this Law, certain expressions shall have the following meaning:

    1) "whistleblowing" shall mean the disclosure of information regarding violation of regulations, violation of human rights, violation of public powers contrary to the purpose for which they were entrusted, danger to life, public health, safety, and environment, as well as for the purpose of preventing damage of greater scope;

    2) "a whistleblower" shall mean a natural person who performs whistleblowing in terms of his/her work engagement, employment procedure, use of services rendered by public and other authorities, holders of public powers or public services, business cooperation and right of ownership in a company;

    3) "an employer" shall mean an authority of the Republic of Serbia, territorial autonomy or local self-government unit, holder of public powers or a public service, a legal entity or entrepreneur who employs one or more persons;

    4) "a responsible person" shall mean the person in a legal entity that has been entrusted with certain tasks which refer to management, operation or operating process, as well as the person in a state authority, body of the territorial autonomy and local self-government unit, performing certain responsibilities;

    5) "work engagement" shall mean a labour relation, work outside labour relationship, volunteering, holding office, as well as any other actual work carried out for the employer;

    6) "an authorized authority" shall mean an authority of the Republic of Serbia, territorial autonomy or local self-government unit or holder of public powers competent to act upon the information which is subject of whistleblowing, disclosed in accordance with the Law;

    7) "tortious action" shall mean any action or omission in terms of whistleblowing, which jeopardizes or violates the right of the whistleblower or the person entitled to protection as a whistleblower, i.e. which places such persons in an unfavorable position.