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UN Tribunal Announces Judgments in Two Key Whistleblower Cases, Defers on a Third

June 30, 2014

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, June 27, the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) in Vienna announced oral verdicts in two whistleblower cases, but delayed the release of their judgment in the appeal of Government Accountability Project (GAP) client James Wasserstrom, a former senior staff member at the U.N. Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The judges did not provide a specific date for the release of their ruling in that case, leaving Wasserstrom in judicial limbo after seven years of seeking relief from retaliation for reporting corruption.

UNAT Judgments Expected Tomorrow, WebCast Available

June 26, 2014

(Washington, DC) – This Friday, June 27, the judges of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) will announce the judgments of cases heard during the current session. These outcomes will include the final decisions in the case of Government Accountability Project (GAP) client James Wasserstrom, a former U.N. Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) employee. Also announced will be the outcomes in the cases of Caroline Hunt-Matthes, a former senior investigation officer with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Khalilur Rahman, a former U.N.

House Approves Intelligence Whistleblower Rights

June 25, 2014

Legislation to Create First Enforceable Statutory Whistleblower Rights for Intelligence Agency Employees;
Campaign to Restore Rights for Intelligence Contractors is Next

Supreme Court Protects Public Whistleblowers Providing Testimony

June 20, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the First Amendment protects public employee whistleblowers from retaliation when they make truthful statements while giving compelled testimony. This decision in the case of Lane v. Franks has positive ramifications for future whistleblowers and the U.S. legal system, which cannot function unless witnesses have the right to answer questions about corrupt activities without fear of retaliation.

UN Tribunal to Hear Final Appeals in Three Key Whistleblower Cases

June 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Beginning yesterday, June 16, and lasting through June 27, the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) is reviewing three important cases that could substantially impact the rights of U.N. whistleblowers. The cases to be heard include those of Caroline Hunt-Matthes, a former senior investigation officer with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); Khalilur Rahman, a former U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) employee; and James Wasserstrom, a former U.N. Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) employee.

Senate Approves Intelligence Whistleblower Rights

June 16, 2014

Whistleblower Groups Praise "First Step Toward a Safe Alternative to Leaks for Potential Whistleblowers"

UN Tribunal to Hear Final Appeals in Whistleblower Case

June 11, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Next Thursday, June 19, the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) will hold an open hearing on the whistleblower retaliation case of James Wasserstrom.

On One-Year Anniversary of Snowden Disclosures, IC Contractors Lack Whistleblower Protections

June 05, 2014

(Washington, DC) –­ Today marks the one-year anniversary of the first media report based on National Security Agency (NSA) contractor and Government Accountability Project (GAP) client Edward Snowden's disclosures. The whistleblower's revelations sparked a necessary debate over privacy and constitutional rights, and continue to expose the agency's intrusive and unconstitutional surveillance programs.

UNC Challenged on Continued Retaliation Against Whistleblower

May 28, 2014
UNC Challenged on Continued Retaliation Against Whistleblower

UNC President Ross Urged to Take Steps;
GAP Critical of School-Commissioned Analysis, Presentation

Update: A representative from UNC has responded to GAP. See below.

IMF to Appeal US Court Decision Challenging its Claim For "Absolute Immunity" in Mining Corruption Case

May 01, 2014

(Washington, DC) – On May 2, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will appeal a judicial ruling that allows a case against the institution to proceed in U.S. courts. The case, brought by Eugene Nyambal, a former employee of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and an IMF whistleblower, contests a retaliatory action against Nyambal by an IMF contractor.

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