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Judge Gorsuch’s Opinion in Whistleblower Case Reveals the Dishonesty of his Alleged Strict Textualism

Jason Zuckerman, February 06, 2017

This article originally appeared on Zuckerman Law's Whistleblower Protection Law Blog, available here.

GAP Legal Director Tom Devine Testifies Before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Staff, February 03, 2017

GAP's Legal Director Tom Devine testified Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on whistleblower protection since the passage of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

The transcript of his testimony can be found here.  

Watch the full hearing here

UPDATE: Response to UN Statement about GAP’s blog, “A Third Whistleblower Unsuccessfully Seeks Protection from Retaliation at UN/OHCHR”

Bea Edwards, February 02, 2017

The UN has objected to GAP’s account of the disclosures made by Emma Reilly at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. In doing so, the UN spokesman has misrepresented:

  1. GAP’s account of the disclosure;
  2. The actions taken by OHCHR in response to the disclosure;
  3. The findings with response to the whistleblower’s appeal for relief from reprisal.

In short, the UN spokesman’s account is inaccurate, defensive and self-serving.  He did not even get GAP’s name right.

Therefore, for the record:

A Third Whistleblower Unsuccessfully Seeks Protection from Retaliation At UN/OHCHR

Bea Edwards, February 01, 2017

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has learned of a third whistleblower from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) of the United Nations in Geneva.  In addition to Anders Kompass and Miranda Brown, a Human Rig

UN Staff Demonstrate Against the Head of UN-WIPO

Bea Edwards, January 26, 2017

Staff Protest Retaliation Against Whistleblowers and Corruption

Trump Launches Illegal "Blitzkrieg" on the Whistleblower Protection Act

Tom Devine, January 26, 2017

President Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” of Washington’s bureaucracy cannot succeed without whistleblowers. So why has his administration launched an apparently illegal blitzkrieg on the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) through blanket gag orders?

UN’s OHCHR Commends Chelsea Manning’s Commuted Sentence, Continues Retaliation Against Its Own Whistleblowers

Bea Edwards, January 23, 2017

Here at the Government Accountability Project (GAP) we were encouraged to see the positive reaction from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at the news of US whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s commuted sentence on 18 January. The United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred D.

Accountability at the United Nations: A Cornerstone of Effective Use of Resources

Bea Edwards, January 03, 2017

GAP is posting Matthew Parish’s recommendations for reforms at the United Nations, as the new UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, takes office. Parish analyzes the relationship between the diffuse and unverifiable goals of the United Nations system and retaliation against whistleblowers. He points out that so long as the Organization is able to elaborate its own uncritical narrative about its accomplishments, whistleblowers represent a unique and intolerable threat.

The United Nations Response to GAP about Revisions to The UN Whistleblower Protection Policy

Bea Edwards, December 30, 2016

GAP appreciates the United Nations’ response to our observations about its pending revisions to SGB/2005/21, The UN Whistleblower Protection Policy. In brief, we were concerned that UN management is narrowing the definition of a “protected disclosure” in a revised policy, and we strongly believe that the existing definition meets best practice standards: it should not be made more restrictive.

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