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Once Again, a UN Whistleblower is in Jeopardy

Bea Edwards, May 05, 2016

On May 4, 2016, Miranda Brown wrote to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, to request a decision concerning an application she had made for her former position in the Office of the High Commission (OHCHR). The High Commissioner failed to renew Dr.

UN Whistleblowers Help Spur Bill to end Sexual Abuse by UN Peacekeepers

Bea Edwards, April 29, 2016

Today, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-MD.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee respectively, announced committee passage of the bipartisan U.S. Department of State Authorization Act of 2017. The legislation requires U.S.

The Government’s Criminalization of “A Good American”

Shanna Devine, April 25, 2016

Friedrich Mosers’ new documentary, A Good American, details the courage and struggle of National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Bill Binney and his partners in committing the truth. Before there was Edward Snowden, there existed a team of senior NSA employees who devised a surveillance program called ThinThread that effectively identified terrorist threats and protected the privacy rights of innocent individuals.

Senate Judiciary Committee Unanimously Approves FBI Whistleblower Protections

Shanna Devine, April 14, 2016

On April 14th, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (FBI WPEA) of 2015 (S. 2390). Introduced by Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Leahy, it would upgrade one of the least effective whistleblower policies in the U.S.

Dissent is Dangerous: Insider Threat Defense and “The Snowden Affair”

Matt Fuller, April 06, 2016


In the aftermath of classified disclosures to Wikileaks, the Obama administration created an Insider Threat Program tasked with identifying the “malicious insiders.” In practice, however, we have found that the Insider Threat Program is really a threat to insiders who commit the truth – whistleblowers.

GAP and Partners Shine Light on Senate FBI Whistleblower Bill

Shanna Devine, March 17, 2016

During Sunshine Week, the Government Accountability Project and nearly 30 organizations and whistleblowers put a spotlight on Senate bipartisan legislation to protect FBI whistleblowers.

GAP Analysis Finds WIPO Whistleblower Policy Fails Most Criteria of Recognized Best Practices

Staff, March 03, 2016

GAP submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on “Establishing Accountability at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): Illicit Technology Transfers, Whistleblowing, and Reform” as part of the hearing into the alleged misconduct of Deputy Director Francis Gurry.

Global Fund Board Member Urges Accountability for Unjust Treatment of Former Inspector General John Parsons

Bea Edwards, February 29, 2016

In a letter to colleagues, Karlo Boras, a Board member at the Global Fund (GF) to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, expressed his remorse for the dismissal of GF Inspector General John Parsons.

Whistlebowing at WIPO: GAP Client Delivers Stunning Testimony

Staff, February 29, 2016

GAP Client Delivers Stunning Testimony about Misconduct by Head of World Intellectual Property Organization to House Foreign Affairs Joint Subcommittee