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UK rule of law undermined by EU agency threatening Bindmans’ client and solicitor with criminal prosecution

July 24, 2015

The retaliation campaign against whistleblower Maria Bamieh now includes the threat of criminal prosecution, made by an agency of the European Union. Ms. Bamieh’s attorneys have also been threatened with prosecution.  The threat is designed to annul Ms. Bamieh’s right to litigate on her own behalf by silencing her and all witnesses to the crimes that she reported.

Media Advisory: Expert Panel on The Public Interest and Whistleblowing

July 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Disclosures in the Public Interest: Should national security whistleblowers have a public interest defense?

ADVISORY: SENATE FULL COMMITTEE HEARING ON FEDERAL WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION

June 10, 2015

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June 10, 2015

SENATE FULL COMMITTEE HEARING ON FEDERAL WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing to Include GAP’s Legal Director Tom Devine

Diplomats Subvert a UN Proposal to Investigate Sexual Abuse of African Children

June 04, 2015

Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s Statement Offers no Protection for Victims of Sexual Abuse or the Whistleblowers who report it

(WASHINGTON) – Observers at the United Nations reported today to the Government Accountability Project (GAP) that Ban Ki-Moon has just announced an inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse against children in the Central African Republic (CAR).  The alleged perpetrators were French troops, deployed under UN Security Council resolution 2127.

PATRIOT ACT EXPIRES

June 01, 2015

GAP WHISTLEBLOWERS PLAY CRITICAL ROLE IN BRINING DEBATE TO FOREFRONT OF NATIONAL DISCUSSION

Nation’s Leading Whistleblower Protection and Advocacy Organization Speaks out on Jeffrey Sterling Sentence

May 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 Quote from GAP's National Security & Human Rights Director, Jesselyn Radack

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to 42 months in prison after being convicted of exposing a botched CIA operation to the American people, in which the agency negligently slipped Iran working plans to build a nuclear weapon.

Government Accountability Project Statement on 2nd Circuit’s Ruling That NSA's Bulk Phone Metadata Collection Is Illegal

May 07, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(WASHINGTON) – Today, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in ACLU v. Clapper that the NSA’s bulk phone metadata surveillance program is illegal because it exceeds the authority granted in the PATRIOT ACT. This ruling represents a major step in repealing the surveillance state and offers vindication for GAP clients such as Bill Binney, Thomas Drake, and Edward Snowden, who scarified so much to blow the whistle on flagrant abuses of power.

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