The Whistleblowers protection Committee

The Whistleblowers protection Committee (hereinafter The Committee) is The Center’s chief expert and advisory body, authorized to:

  • review the credibility of applications by potential whistleblowers, who claim to have suffered retaliatory measures, and determine their eligibility to receive assistance from The Center
  • advise the Managing Director and members of The Center’s Institute Council on what kind of assistance would be the most appropriate in a particular case or several similar cases
  • address any issue, related to the activities conducted by The Center, from the point of view of their expertise and offer their opinion on how to run The Center in accordance with the principles of independent, professional competence and transparency
  • advise The Center in matters of strategic and professional development as well as collaboration with potential like-minded partners
  • provide support as experts to the Managing Director and members of The Center’s Institute Council in conducting advocacy activities to protect whistleblowers
  • if appropriate, be actively involved in any activity or project, conducted by The Center

Membership in the Center’s first Institute Committee is an honorary role. Its members are dr. Renata Salecl, dr. Peter Čeferin and Goran Lukić. 



Dr. Renata Salecl is internationally acclaimed philosopher, sociologist and legal scholar. She works as a senior researcher in criminology at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, lectures at London's School of Law at Birkbeck College and is Adjunct Professor at the Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice (SLJ). For several years she lectured at the London School of Economics and New York's Cardozo School of Law. She wrote many books, translated into 15 languages. So far she's the only female Slovenian who spoke at the renowned TED talk conference (»Our unhealthy obsession with choice«). (Photo courtesy by

dr. peter čeferin


In his work at the Čeferin Law Firm he mainly deals with criminal law, constitutional law and law on personal (human) rights. He was a Vice President of the Bar Association of Slovenia from 1985 to 1989 and a member of the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia from 1991 to 1995. In the period between 1988 and 1990 he was also a member of the Council for the Protection of Human Rights, the predecessor of the current Human Rights Ombudsman. In 2014, the Bar Association of Slovenia honored dr. Peter Čeferin with the highest recognition for his life's work as an attorney, the Danilo Majaron Award, celebrating his outstanding contribution to the development of attorneys' profession and “his longevity in work and life, as he relentlessly strove to implement legal values and cultivate the noble tradition of advocacy”. (Photo courtesy by

goran lukić

Bachelor of political science

His career began with the Slovenian Student Union (Študentska organizacija Slovenije ŠOS), where he worked on issues concerning youth employment. Between 2007 and 2015 he was employed by the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (Zveza svobodnih sindikatov Slovenije ZSSS) and gained versatile experience in the areas such as labor market, social policies, social entrepreneurship, public relations (PR), etc). In 2016 he co-founded Counseling Office for Workers (Delavska svetovalnica), originally named Association Counseling for Migrants (Društvo svetovalnica za migrante), which offers immediate advocacy, personal security or even PR services as well as participates in processes regarding further developing workers', social and other rights of workers and other marginalized groups or communities. (Photo courtesy by