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Anders Kompass May Return to Work at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Bea Edwards, May 06, 2015

Yesterday, the United Nations Dispute Tribunal lifted the suspension of Anders Kompass, the senior staff member at the OHCHR who transmitted allegations of pedophilia by French troops in the Central African Republic to the French police. He is expected to return to work today.

Vendettas Against Whistleblowers

Staff, May 06, 2015

A VA whistleblower uncovered evidence that his detractors were digging through his medical records as a means to discredit the information he released regarding the mishandling of treatment for suicidal veterans.

“Digging through whistleblowers' medical records for ammunition? That's low.”

The Depraved-Heart Doctrine: From Baltimore to Bangui

Bea Edwards, May 05, 2015

On March 29 Aicha Elbasri accepted the Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize for 2015 at the National Press Club. Elbasri is the former spokesperson for the joint African Union/United Nations peacekeeping force in Darfur (UNAMID), and the truth she told concerned that mission.

U.N.'s dealing with sexual assault and abuse allegations "systematically flawed"

Staff, May 04, 2015

A UN Spokesperson has called the allegations that UN officials tried to cover up the sexual abuse of children in the Central African Republic “Offensive.” What’s truly offensive is the UN’s inability to take responsibility for allowing sexual exploitation to become a “systematic problem.”

Friday News Roundup

Staff, May 01, 2015

Some much needed good news, but does it go far enough? 

“After more than a decade of wrenching national debate over the intrusiveness of government intelligence agencies, a bipartisan wave of support has gathered to sharply limit the federal government’s sweeps of phone and Internet records.”

GAP and Partners Applaud Bicameral Legislation to Strengthen Military Whistleblower Protection Act

Staff, April 29, 2015

Today, GAP and nearly 30 coalition partners sent a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer in support of the Legal Justice for Servicemembers Act, which would strengthen protections for military whistleblowers, including sexual assault survivors.

In support of these overdue reforms, the letter states:

Whistleblowers Being Punished for Protecting Innocent Children

Staff, April 29, 2015

What do you get when you report and potentially halt the alleged abuse and sexual assault of innocent children by those in the highest echelons of power? An award? Public acclaim, perhaps? Try a suspension, a full investigation into your life, and possible dismissal. 

Social Status: The Justice System's Double Standard?

Staff, April 27, 2015

Listen to a great interview with GAP’s Jesselyn Radack on our justice system’s double standard in regard to so-called “leak prosecutions.”

Is the US government unfairly targeting whistle-blowers?
News Talk



Derek Kerr, MD and Maria Rivero, MD, April 23, 2015

Those attending GAP’s Whistleblower Tours now receive a leaflet describing “The 6 Stages of Whistleblowing”;

1) Discovery
2) Disclosure
3) Retaliation
4) Isolation (by fearful co-workers)
5) Solidarity (with allies, reporters, regulators, support groups)
6) Vindication (via public recognition and organizational reform)

SEC Awards More Than One Million Dollars to Compliance Officer

Staff, April 22, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a whistleblower award of more than one million dollars to a compliance officer who provided information that helped the SEC in an enforcement action against the tipster’s company. The award is significant in that it highlights the critical role of the SEC’s Whistleblower Program in preventing harm to investors.