Luxembourg – Human rights defenders

Part II: Specific objectives of the National Action Plan 2020-2022


3.The need to define remedies for victims of human rights abuses

3.4. Supporting the transposition of the EU whistle-blower directive



On 15 November 2019, the EU Whistle-blowers Directive came into force, introducing an obligation for employers across Europe, in both the private and public sectors, to protect individuals who make a report in a work-related context. States have two years to transpose it into national law. This legislation can contribute to the establishment of effective complaint mechanisms within companies and it will be essential to involve the different stakeholders in the reflection in the transposition process.

Objectively verifiable indicators ×        Benchmark: National Baseline Assessment (NBA) [Etude de base]
Verification sources –        Draft law transposing the European directive
Expected results ×        Better protection for whistle-blowers is guaranteed in the law.
Implementation timeline Duration of the legislative process
Means of implementation –       MAEE (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs)

–       Ministry of Justice

–       Business and Human Rights Working Group


The 2020-22 NAP states the second edition of the National Action Plan complements the first NAP. Additional information about the first NAP can be found here.