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United Nations Panel Considers Assange Detention in UK – Ruling Expected Friday

Bea Edwards, February 04, 2016

According to a website that closely monitors the case of Julian Assange, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) apparently has definitive evidence that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained in the UK. The ruling of the WGAD in the case of Assange v. UK & Sweden is expected tomorrow, Friday.

Highlights from Senate Nomination Hearing for OSC & DVA OIG

Shanna Devine, February 02, 2016

As one of its first actions in 2016, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) held a nomination hearing with high stakes for whistleblowers and their advocates – leadership at the Office of Special Counsel and Office o

GAP Issues New White Paper – “Why Whistleblowers Wait: Recommendations to Improve the Dodd Frank Law’s SEC Whistleblower Awards Program.”

Tom Devine, February 01, 2016

Today, the Government Accountability Project released a White Paper prepared for the Securities and Exchange Commission – Why Whistleblowers Wait: Recommendations to Improve the Dodd Frank Law’s SEC Whistleblower Awards Program. GAP acted in response to largely unexplained rulings that reduced whistleblower awards due to delays in making their disclosures.

Will FIFA Kick the Can Down the Pitch on Whistleblower Protections?

Bea Edwards, January 29, 2016

Next month, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) will hold an election for its top position. The off-year ballot is scheduled because the currently-suspended FIFA President, Joseph "Sepp" Blatter, faces serious allegations of racketeering, conspiracy, money laundering, corruption, mismanagement and fraud. He is not alone in this.

WBN: GAP Joins Hard-Working Coalitions to Defend Whistleblower Rights!

Staff, January 29, 2016

GAP joined roughly 25 civil liberties, human rights, and transparency organizations in sending a letter to U.S. lawmakers urging them to make hearings public next week in regard to Section 702 of the FISA Amendment Acts.

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EFF and others urge Congress to make FISA Amendment Acts hearings public

Pilot Prevails in AIR21 Whistleblower Retaliation Claim

Jason Zuckerman, January 22, 2016

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Mismanagement at the Global Partnership for Education: Tribunal Rules Against Senior Manager

Alison Glick, January 21, 2016

A group of whistleblowers from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), a trust fund of the World Bank, recently contacted the Government Accountability Project (GAP) with concerns about serious mismanagement problems at the top of the operation. They watched a high-level GPE official manipulate a recruitment process to exclude a highly-qualified professional, and, though the victim was ultimately given some relief through the World Bank Tribunal, she was not given the job she sought, while the (mis)manager was promoted rather than disciplined.

SEC Whistleblower Program Not Limited to Corporate Insiders

Jason Zuckerman, January 21, 2016

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Anders Kompass Cleared: UN Official Who Reported Child Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers Speaks Out

Bea Edwards, January 19, 2016

The Government Accountability Project (GAP), which has worked with UN whistleblowers over the past decade, is relieved to know that the United Nations has finally ended its investigation of Anders Kompass and cleared him of misconduct. GAP is concerned, though, that neither the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) nor the Office of the Secretary General, which subjected Kompass to this nine-month ordeal, have taken any steps to mitigate the damage done to his career and reputation.

Threats to Whom? The Insider Threat Program’s Chilling Effect on Whistleblowers

Matt Fuller, January 15, 2016

Foreword

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.

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