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GAP Statement on IACC

Government Accountability Project, August 27, 2015

GAP’s International Program Director Bea Edwards will be presenting in next week’s International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Malaysia. GAP is participating to highlight the need for serious anti-corruption efforts globally, and to support those groups in Malaysia who are working under difficult circumstances to fight corruption in their country. We also respect and understand the decision of organizations that choose not to participate in the conference if they determine that is the best course of action for them.

The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Sex Abuse

Bea Edwards, August 14, 2015

Read the full article on Huffington Post here!

Jury Awards $1.6M to Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower

Jason Zuckerman, August 10, 2015

Read the full post here!

The UN’s Independent External Panel on Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers in Africa Not Independent, Not External

Bea Edwards, July 30, 2015

The independent external panel of the United Nations, established by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to explore the issues surrounding the sexual abuse of children by non-UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic last year, has begun its work.

Another Contract Farmer Speaks Out Against Big Chicken

Sarah Damian, July 29, 2015

In an atmosphere of intimidation and fear of retaliation, it takes a lot to speak out against powerful chicken corporations. But Perdue contract farmer Rudy Howell is taking a chance and bravely speaking about the lies that Perdue told him and about the harsh reality that chicken farmers face just trying to make ends meet. What they are told when they sign up to become contract farmers doesn’t match reality, and if farmers don’t do exactly what the big chicken companies say, retaliation could very well follow.

Stop Cyber Surveillance

Staff, July 29, 2015

Congress is at it again. Mere months after civil liberties and privacy activists were able to stop the reauthorization of some of the worst provisions of the Patriot Act, the Senate may be on the verge of passing a surveillance bill in disguise – CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act.

Whistleblower Safety Equals Public Safety

Staff, July 24, 2015

“A government watchdog has ordered the CIA and the Pentagon to re-investigate retaliation allegations brought by two intelligence employees who accused their agencies of major institutional failings.”

Taking Stock of the Success of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provisions

Dallas Hammer and Jason Zuckerman, July 21, 2015

Read the full story here!

Accountability at the United Nations

Bea Edwards, July 17, 2015

On June 11, 2015, accountability took a step forward at the United Nations. The UN Dispute Tribunal issued a judgment recommending that a manager be sanctioned for retaliation and cover-up, and a whistleblower be reinstated and compensated for damages.

The operative paragraphs of the judgment are quoted below.

Accountability of United Nations’ Managers

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