Staff, February 09, 2017
In Letter to President, Grassley Seeks Ceremony Honoring Whistleblowers
Bea Edwards, February 09, 2017
Under Ban Ki-Moon, the past Secretary General, United Nations management did not react well to the deteriorating credibility of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Trouble in that corner has now been brewing for some years, but it must be immediately addressed if the Office is to maintain any legitimacy at all. Antonio Guterres, the new Secretary General, sho
Martin Edwin Andersen, February 07, 2017
The case of aviation safety and consumer protection champion Kim Farrington suggests that, for federal workers, there is no statute of limitations on having done the right thing ahead of the bureaucratic norm—even on issues involving life and death.
An allegory on how whistleblower "cold cases" can have a chilling effect for those seeking to tell truth to power, the story of the former Aviation Safety Inspector (Cabin Safety) is a parable on how, after eight years of the Obama Administration, the advanced guard of modern Paul Reveres still risks becoming the lost patrol.
Jason Zuckerman, February 06, 2017
This article originally appeared on Zuckerman Law's Whistleblower Protection Law Blog, available here.
Staff, February 03, 2017
GAP's Legal Director Tom Devine testified Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on whistleblower protection since the passage of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.
The transcript of his testimony can be found here.
Watch the full hearing here.
Bea Edwards, February 02, 2017
The UN has objected to GAP’s account of the disclosures made by Emma Reilly at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. In doing so, the UN spokesman has misrepresented:
- GAP’s account of the disclosure;
- The actions taken by OHCHR in response to the disclosure;
- The findings with response to the whistleblower’s appeal for relief from reprisal.
In short, the UN spokesman’s account is inaccurate, defensive and self-serving. He did not even get GAP’s name right.
Therefore, for the record:
Bea Edwards, February 01, 2017
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has learned of a third whistleblower from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) of the United Nations in Geneva. In addition to Anders Kompass and Miranda Brown, a Human Rig
Bea Edwards, January 26, 2017
Staff Protest Retaliation Against Whistleblowers and Corruption
Tom Devine, January 26, 2017
President Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” of Washington’s bureaucracy cannot succeed without whistleblowers. So why has his administration launched an apparently illegal blitzkrieg on the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) through blanket gag orders?
Bea Edwards, January 23, 2017
Here at the Government Accountability Project (GAP) we were encouraged to see the positive reaction from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at the news of US whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s commuted sentence on 18 January. The United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred D.