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Global Fund Board Member Urges Accountability for Unjust Treatment of Former Inspector General John Parsons

Bea Edwards, February 29, 2016

In a letter to colleagues, Karlo Boras, a Board member at the Global Fund (GF) to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, expressed his remorse for the dismissal of GF Inspector General John Parsons.

Landmark Financial Whistleblower Legislation Introduced in Senate and House

Shanna Devine, February 25, 2016

The whistleblower rights community owes deep thanks to Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) for introducing the Whistleblower Augmented Reward and Non-Retaliation Act of 2016 (WARN Act). This gold standard whistleblower protection bill would provide badly needed teeth in anti-retaliation rights for those who challenge bank fraud. Specifically, it would:

Where is the Report on the Allegations From WIPO Whistleblowers?

Bea Edwards, February 22, 2016

Whistleblowers at the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are an endangered species.

VA Whistleblower Obtains Justice Against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Staff, February 17, 2016

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary have sent a joint letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A.

If You See Something, Say Something, Or Else. Insider Threat Program Training Materials

Matt Fuller, February 08, 2016


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.

Former IG at the Global Fund Compensated for Serious and Irreparable Harm, But Those Responsible Go Undisciplined

Bea Edwards, February 08, 2016

On February 3rd, the three-year ordeal of John Parsons came to an official end when the Administrative Tribunal at the International Labour Organization (ILOAT) ruled that the Global Fund unlawfully terminated him and caused him irreparable harm to his reputation and dignity.

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.