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UN Judge Asks Secretary-General to Reassure Whistleblowers

, July 19, 2012

Last week, a United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) judge issued another extraordinary decision that demonstrates the Tribunal’s respect for whistleblowers.

UN Tribunal Issues Important Decision for Whistleblowers

Shelley Walden, July 06, 2012

In a major victory for employees at the United Nations, the UN Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) has found that the office charged with reviewing retaliation complaints and safeguarding the interests of UN whistleblowers failed to conduct a proper review of a whistleblower case.

GAP Conducting Study of UN Internal Justice System; Seeks Interviews

Shelley Walden, March 09, 2012

With support from the United States Institute of Peace, GAP has launched a "United Nations jurisprudence and personnel in conflict & post-conflict states" project to investigate the influence of the United Nations' (UN) internal justice system on the organization's ability to address corruption and abuse of authority in operations in conf

GAP & Brennan Center for Justice NYC event on March 20

Dylan Blaylock, March 09, 2012

Dear GAP supporters:

GAP & The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law are teaming up to present a special stop of our American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability:

To Protect or to Prosecute? National Security Whistleblowers


United Nations Dispute Tribunal Judges Voice Opposition to Secretary-General’s Proposal, Support Whistleblowers

Shelley Walden, November 08, 2011

Last week, I blogged on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's proposal that whistleblowers be denied the ability to challenge Ethics Office decisions before the UN internal justice system – the mechanism through which UN employees contest violations of their rights.

Is the Experience of “The Whistleblower” Typical? Yes.

Shelley Walden, September 13, 2011

As mentioned in a previous blog entry, GAP has been anxiously awaiting the release of "The Whistleblower," a movie that details the true story of the United Nations' complicity in the sex-trafficking industry in Bosnia. I recently had the opportunity to see this film and was blown away by the importance of whistleblower Kathryn Bolkovac's disclosures.

United Nations Appeals Tribunal Issues Decision in Whistleblower Test Case

Shelley Walden, September 08, 2011

The United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) has just released a written decision in its most significant whistleblower case to date: Shkurtaj v. Secretary-General of the United Nations

GAP was hopeful that this widely anticipated ruling would demonstrate the commitment of the UNAT judges to protect whistleblowers. Instead, it does the opposite.

'The Whistleblower' Film Debuts, But Has Anything Changed for United Nations Whistleblowers?

Shelley Walden, August 04, 2011

The Whistleblower, which details the true story of the United Nations’ complicity in the sex-trafficking industry in Bosnia, debuts Friday in select theaters, with widespread distribution to follow.

U.S. Congress Considers Ways to Reform the United Nations

Shelley Walden, January 27, 2011

Earlier this week, the U.S.

First U.N. Universal Periodic Review of United States Reveals Human Rights Shortcomings

Lindsay Bigda, November 10, 2010

Last Friday, the United States was subjected to its first review by the United Nations Human Rights Council. The council -- which was re-formed in 2006 -- will review the human rights record of each U.N. member once every four years, offering a means for countries to set goals and receive feedback regarding their human rights records.