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The Pointless Judicial Ordeal of UN Whistleblowers

Bea Edwards, November 17, 2015

International standards establish the right to “an effective remedy”,

“the right to simple and prompt recourse, or any other effective recourse, to a

competent court or tribunal” [1]

Report of the Redesign Panel on the United Nations system of administration of justice A/61/205

Smoothing the Path for USDA Whistleblowers: Dean Wyatt’s Story and the Evolution of Federal Protections

Sarah Nash, November 10, 2015

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of Dr. Dean Wyatt, a former Government Accountability Project (GAP) client who blew the whistle on violations of humane handling and food safety regulations in Oklahoma and Vermont slaughter plants. His story is an important one to tell because it illustrates the trap that federal whistleblowers found themselves in before strong legal safeguards were put in place to protect them. Dr.

Bea Edwards, GAP's International Program Director, to Speak at Syracuse University Annual Symposium

Staff, November 03, 2015

On Thursday, November 5th, the Syracuse University Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars will host its Annual Symposium: Building a More Secure World: Public Diplomacy for 21st Century Actors. The event will convene at 9:00 am at the Center For Strategic International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC. GAP’s International Program Director Bea Edwards will participate and discuss long term support for democratic governance and the promotion of human rights through whistleblower protection.

Kompass Named UN Friend of the Year in Sweden

Bea Edwards, October 29, 2015

Anders Kompass, Director, Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), has been named UN Friend of the Year 2015 by the Swedish United Nations Association.  Mr.

Organizations call on President Obama to Support Restoration of Intelligence Contractor Whistleblower Protections!

Staff, October 27, 2015

In a recent letter to President Obama, 45 organizations from across the ideological spectrum called on the administration to support whistleblower protections for Intelligence Community contractors. The letter can be viewed here!

Special Rapporteur Tells the UN to Practice What it Preaches

Bea Edwards, October 26, 2015

States may restrict access to information in specific areas and narrow circumstances, yet the disclosure of information relating to human rights or humanitarian law violations should never be the basis of penalties of any kind…

David Kaye

UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression

From the VA to the NSA, Weak Whistleblower Protections Cause Chilling Effect

Staff, October 23, 2015

“People who expose wrongdoing on national security and intelligence issues around the world are often given weak or no protection and are often subject to retaliation, creating a “chilling effect on people speaking out”, a United Nations report has found.”

Brandon Coleman Continues the Push for Accountability at The VA

Arielle Waller, October 20, 2015

For years, Veterans Affairs facilities across the U.S. have gotten away with retaliating against those who expose their wrongdoings. Amongst many of these brave whistleblowers is Brandon Coleman, a Marine Corps veteran and Addiction Therapist at the Phoenix VA. As an employee, during his time at the Phoenix VA, Coleman has witnessed a plethora of improper and possibly unlawful practices within the facility.