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Make It Safe Coalition Praises House Vote to Make Contractor Whistleblower Rights Permanent

Staff, December 07, 2016

Action follows Senate passage institutionalizing landmark reform

The Make It Safe Coalition (MISC) praised House action to unanimously approve S. 795, legislation that makes permanent a 2012 pilot program creating best practice whistleblower rights for contractor employees outside the Intelligence Community (IC). The Make It Safe Coalition consists of whistleblowers and 75 NGO’s whose common mission is stronger protection for employees who use free speech rights to challenge abuses of power that betray the public trust.  

AT WIPO, the US Mission Ignores Reprisal

Bea Edwards, October 12, 2016

On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to UN/Geneva Pamela Hamamoto drove the last nail into the coffin of an investigation that might have protected whistleblowers at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

GAP Joins 33 Organizations in Demanding Stronger Congressional Oversight of Intelligence Community

Staff, September 14, 2016

GAP has joined 33 organizations in signing a letter that endorses stronger congressional oversight of the intelligence community, including strengthening Congress’ capacity to engage with whistleblowers.
 

Oversight Committee Demands Answers in Mistreatment of Whistleblower

Shanna Devine, August 25, 2016

In a series of unyielding hearings and letters, Congress has demanded answers around the retaliation of nationally vindicated U.S. Federal Air Marshal Robert MacLean.

After a Devastating Year for UN Whistleblowers, US State Department Reports All’s Well

Bea Edwards, August 23, 2016

In recent years, the Secretary of State has been obliged to report to the Appropriations Committees of the Congress on the implementation of best-practice whistleblower protections at the United Nations, its Funds, Programs, and Specialized Agencies.

Highlights from Plenary Session: Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights Becomes a Safe Haven

Jabria Howington, August 15, 2016

“We know through painful experiences that truth will never come by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” –inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.

CSPW – A Lesson in Constitutional Illiteracy: Lamar Smith and the Climate Science Witch Hunt

Adam Arnold and Anne Polansky, July 22, 2016

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Stop Union-Busting and Retaliation Against Whistleblowers at WIPO

Bea Edwards, July 05, 2016

In partnership with the Federation of International Civil Servants' Associations (FICSA), of which the WIPO Staff Association is a member. FICSA is a federated group of staff associations/unions from organizations belonging to the United Nations common system.

Ban Ki-moon has Dismantled UN Reform

Bea Edwards, July 05, 2016

On June 30th, the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) declared the attempt to reform the UN on the basis of non-invasive management surgery officially over. In the case of two whistleblowers, the UNAT announced it had no jurisdiction, throwing the issue of UN whistleblowing backwards at least a decade, into the General Assembly.

FOIA Reveals Criminal Investigation into Federal Air Marshal Whistleblower Robert MacLean

Shanna Devine, July 01, 2016

“For every breaking story and revelation made possible by the FOIA, countless others are undoubtedly buried as the law’s effectiveness sags under the weight of processing backlogs resulting from, among other things, a lack of resources and reliance on outdated technology, as well as inconsistent application in terms of disclosure and overbroad use of exemptions.

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