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Anders Kompass Cleared: UN Official Who Reported Child Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers Speaks Out

Bea Edwards, January 19, 2016

The Government Accountability Project (GAP), which has worked with UN whistleblowers over the past decade, is relieved to know that the United Nations has finally ended its investigation of Anders Kompass and cleared him of misconduct. GAP is concerned, though, that neither the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) nor the Office of the Secretary General, which subjected Kompass to this nine-month ordeal, have taken any steps to mitigate the damage done to his career and reputation.

Threats to Whom? The Insider Threat Program’s Chilling Effect on Whistleblowers

Matt Fuller, January 15, 2016

Foreword

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.

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.”

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