Friday, November 3, 2006
Rohde-Liebenau on Whistleblowing Concepts for the Public Sector: Observations on an International Best Practice
One of the great things about doing a conference like the one I helped to co-organize at Marquette Law School last week is that you end up being contacted by people from not only around the country, but also around the world, about the presentations made at the conference.
Case in point: after reading a description of the Whistle-Blowing Panel we had at Marquette, Bjorn Rohde-Liebenau, of RCC Risk Communications Concepts in Hamburg, Germany, wrote to ask for drafts of the presentations made by Professors Richard Carlson (South Texas), Richard Moberley (Nebraska), and Orly Lobel (San Diego).
In return, Rhode-Liebenau sent back this very interesting piece that he is delivering at the Conference of the Council of Europe later this month concerning whistle-blowing and the Eurpopean Parliament. Here is how he describes the arguments he makes in his work:
My fundamental assumptions (or preliminary findings from my consulting practice and reserach):
- I believe that it is now more important to find ways to motivate the management to listen to whistleblowers. "Protection" (and laws as such don't protect) is always a bit late and therefore less effective - though indispensable as a backstop.
- I see the future in the GCR blending: governance, compliance and risk (management).
I hope you enjoy the piece and please contact Bjorn if you want to discuss his arguments further.