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House Foreign Affairs Committee Acts to Protect UN Whistleblowers Through The Smith Amendment

May 31, 2016

WASHINGTON – With bipartisan support, House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) Chair Chris Smith introduced an amendment last week to the State Department Authorization Bill that attached strong measures in support of whistleblowers at the United Nations. The Smith Amendment requires the US Representative at the UN to use her voice, vote and influence to promote specific measures to protect those who report misconduct and criminal behavior at the UN from reprisal.

Phoenix VA Whistleblower Returns to Work

May 06, 2016


VA Therapist Who Disclosed Patient Neglect Obtains Justice at the Office of Special Counsel

Senate VA Committee Introduces Milestone VA Whistleblower Protections

April 28, 2016


Bipartisan Act Addresses Trainings, Retaliatory Investigations and Accountability

House Launches Bipartisan Whistleblower Protection Caucus

April 26, 2016


Bicameral caucuses pave the way for unprecedented congressional support of whistleblowing

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Project and leading members of the Make It Safe Coalition applaud today’s launch of the bipartisan House Whistleblower Protection Caucus. Caucus co-chairs include Representatives Kathleen Rice of New York, Mike Coffman of Colorado, Jackie Speier of California and Rod Blum of Iowa.

House and Senate to Each Hold Hearings on Allegations of Abuse and Absence of Accountability at the UN

April 12, 2016


GAP Clients Aicha Elbasri and Miranda Brown to Testify at House and Senate Hearings Respectively

WHY: In the wake of serious child sex abuse scandals in the Central African Republic and Haiti, and the deliberate and systematic cover-ups of crimes against humanity that occurred under the UN’s watch in Darfur, top UN officials have seemingly engaged in both a process to cover up abuses and retaliate against the brave whistleblowers who risked their careers to put an end to such atrocities.

John Parsons, Global Fund Inspector General, Prevails at Tribunal: Termination and Defamation Ruled Unlawful

February 03, 2016

(WASHINGTON) – On February 3, 2016 the International Labor Organization Administrative Tribunal (ILOAT) released its ruling in favor of GAP client John Parsons, the former Inspector General (IG) at the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. After Parsons issued a series of reports documenting extensive corruption in Global Fund grants, he was abruptly terminated by the Board of the organization.

UN Panel of Experts Vindicates Official Who Reported Child Sex Abuse

December 17, 2015

GAP Client Anders Kompass Cleared of Bogus Charges By UN After Halting Childing Sex Abuse in the Central African Republic

(WASHINGTON) – Today, the panel appointed by the UN Secretary General to assess the Organization’s response to allegations of child sexual abuse by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) exonerated Anders Kompass, the senior human rights official who reported the incidents to law enforcement. Kompass had been charged by the UN of abuse of authority for ‘leaking’ an account of the incidents.

GAP Client Receives Joe A. Callaway Award for Civil Courage

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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