Dr. Alma Sedlar, Chair of the Board of Transparency International Slovenia, is a former Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption of Slovenia (2014 - 2017) and a former investigative journalist and editor (1991 - 2013). She received her PhD in Humanities (on Whistleblower protection) from the ISH - AMEU in Ljubljana (2016).

She has been currently working as an international anti-corruption consultant in different regions (Eastern Europe, Western Balkans, Asia-Pacific).

Alma has extensive experience as a practitioner and a researcher on prevention of corruption and whistleblower protection in particular. She had been working as an international anti-corruption expert in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2017 - 2018) and had conducted peer review analysis of the work of Anti-corruption Commissions for the European Commission (Montenegro, Serbia). She held different workshops on whistleblower protection, asset declaration, corruption risk assessment, access to information (Palestine, Maldives, Bangladesh, Myanmar) for UNODC.

Selected publications

Author of the book “Whistleblowers, Media and Corruption”, UMco, Ljubljana, October 2017

Other publications

“Gender and Corruption”, Dnevnik, 3 January 2015

“Silence of Whistleblowers”, Dnevnik, 23 May 2015

“Whistleblowers in Slovenia”, Legal Practice, 19 August 2016

“Whistleblowers in the NHS”, Delo, 24 October 2016

“Proposed Amendments of the Integrity and Prevention of Corruption Act of Slovenia: Appropriation of Personality” Legal Practice, 8 December 2016

“Personal Loyalty in Public Sector”, Legal Practice, 1 December 2016

“Whistleblowers, Media and Corruption”, Author on the book on Whistleblower Protection, UMCO, Ljubljana, October 2017

“Double Bad Luck for Marjana Mrak, a Whistleblower” (on EU Whistleblower Protection Directive proposal), Večer, 8 May 2018

“EU Whistleblower Protection Directive proposal”, Legal Practice, 10 May 2018

“Corruption Perception Index: 6 years of stagnation”, Večer, 29 1 2019

“EU Whistleblower Protection Directive proposal: A Historic Step Forward”, Legal Practice, 28 March 2019

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