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GAP Goes to Court: North Carolina’s Anti-Whistleblower Law Cannot Stand!

Anna Myers, January 13, 2016

The Government Accountability Project (GAP), along with a coalition of watchdog organizations, is filing a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s harmful anti-whistleblower legislation. The state’s law, which aims to punish those who conduct undercover investigations of any private entity in North Carolina, is one of the most appalling overt attempts to silence whistleblowers in GAP’s 38-year history.

GAP Legal Director Tom Devine Named a "Top Whistleblower Lawyer" by Washingtonian Magazine

Staff, January 12, 2016

We are proud to share that in December of 2015 GAP Legal Director Tom Devine was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” for the sixth year in a row. Since 1979, Tom has helped over 6,000 whistleblowers in defending themselves against retaliation and in making real differences on behalf of the public.

Institutional Confusion at the UN Leaves a Hero Under Investigation

Bea Edwards, December 16, 2015

Miranda Brown, who served as the Acting Director of the Africa Branch at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OCHHR), has written three times (here, here, and

Catch 22: The Sophistry of the UN Justice System for Whistleblowers

Bea Edwards, December 11, 2015

On November 2, 2015, the Interim Independent Assessment Panel’s (IIAP) draft report on the administration of justice at the United Nations set out its collective, expert opinion about UN conflict resolution and tribunal proceedings. The Panel reported that the current internal justice system is an advance over the previous one (reformed in 2009), but that further improvement is necessary.

The Importance of Paris: What’s the Climate Now?

Anna Myers, December 04, 2015

Check out the full piece at CSPW!

In the past year alone, there has been a marked sea-change in the wider American public and international discourse on climate change. For far too long, it seems, the world has had to endure the prolonged grieving process of the fossil fuel industry.

Thanks for the Citation ODNI, but You’ve Got a lot to Learn about Whistleblowers...

Staff, December 04, 2015

A few weeks ago, Daily Beast reporter Kenneth Lipp uncovered a power point presentation from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) National Insider Threat Task Force that attacked former Government Accountability Project (GAP) clients Thomas Drake and Edward Snowden as “insider threats” who “have done us harm.” ODNI u

A Message from Farmer Whistleblower & GAP Client Craig Watts

Craig Watts, December 01, 2015

Dear GAP Supporter:

Former Defense Department Assistant IG Receives Joe A. Callaway Award for Civil Courage

Staff, November 30, 2015

On November 30th, John Crane, former Assistant Inspector General for Communications and Congressional Liaison for the Department of Defense, will receive the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage, in recognition of his role in “Protecting Whistleblowers from Government Abuse.”

Turkey Plants with Poor Food Safety Records Avoid Oversight

Sarah Damian, November 25, 2015

Check out the full blog here!

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

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