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Judge Slams UN Secretary-General for Undermining the New Justice System and Creating Flawed Procedures to Address Misconduct

, March 02, 2010

new decision issued by United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) Judge Michael Adams exposes the lack of consistent procedures to address misconduct in the UN system and admonishes the Secretary-General for trying to undermine the ability of the justice system to hold perjurers in contempt of court.

UN Tribunal Supports Whistleblower in Quest for Investigative Report

, March 01, 2010

In a positive precedent for whistleblowers throughout the UN system, a United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) judge recently ruled that a whistleblower should have access to the investigative report about his retaliation claims (Wasserstrom v. Secretary-General of the United Nations).

Massive Polluting in Waterways Not Illegal

Dylan Blaylock, March 01, 2010

This front page piece from the NYT details how recent decisions by the Supreme Court have severely damaged efforts to hold corporations accountable for dumping toxic chemicals and other serious pollutants into America’s waterways.

Yoo's Gift To President Obama: Return to Sender Hotlist

Jesselyn Radack, February 25, 2010

This post was written by GAP Homeland Security Director Jesselyn Radack for her Daily Kos blog.

OPR Torture Memos Report: Radack Calls Out Margolis & Co. in Harpers

Jesselyn Radack, February 24, 2010

This post was written by GAP Homeland Security and Human Rights Counsel Kathleen McClellan for her Daily Kos Blog.

Vermont Nuclear Whistleblower Vindicated by NRC

, February 23, 2010

Over the weekend, an anonymous whistleblower told a member of the Vermont Public Oversight Panel that a recent leak of radioactive chemicals from a nuclear power plant in that state is not the first it has experienced.

Anyone Can Whistle

, February 19, 2010

This post was written by GAP President Louis Clark for in advance of a GAP event on February 17, 2010. GAP, along with Participant Media, Warner Bros.

Obama’s Push For Nuclear Energy Presents Several Problems

, February 17, 2010

President Obama announced an $8.33 billion federal loan for construction of a nuclear reactor in Georgia yesterday.

Concerns Over New Calls for Nuclear Power

, February 01, 2010

President Obama and his administration are trying to win over Republicans and moderate Democrats on climate and energy legislation by signaling his support for nuclear energy plant production. However, the support for nuclear reactors has angered many liberals and environmentalists, who do not believe nuclear energy, in its current form, is safe.

Jorge Vila v. Inter-American Investment Corporation

Bea Edwards, January 27, 2010

On January 7th, 2010, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), the private sector lending arm of the IDB, decided not to appeal the decision of the US District Court of Appeals obliging the multinational development bank to waive its immunity. The IIC/IDB has been sued by Jorge Vila, an independent banking consultant in emerging markets, for unjust enrichment. Vila bases his lawsuit on his claim that the IIC solicited his services as a financial expert, accepted them and benefited from them, but subsequently refused to pay for them.