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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.

Tribunal Ruling Shows that UN Whistleblowers Cannot be Protected

Bea Edwards, August 30, 2016

In the whistleblower world, we were discouraged to read the ruling the UN Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) released on August 24th in the case of Nguyen-Kropp & Postica vs. the Secretary General. The final decision in the case was, of course, communicated months ago, but the UNAT’s argument to support its ruling was new to us.

Continuing Cover-up at the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization

Bea Edwards, August 26, 2016

Last week, the Chairs of the General Assembly and the Coordinating Committee of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) delivered their assessment of a United Nations investigation to the WIPO Member States. It is awful.

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

Read the full story here.

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.