Press Statement: Leading whistleblower protection NGOs call for urgent reform after latest UN whistleblower firing

Leading whistleblower protection NGOs call for urgent reform after latest UN whistleblower firing 13 April 2022 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) terminated the employment contract of whistleblower John O’Brien, who reported corruption in UNDP climate change projects. Government Accountability Project, Transparency International and the Whistleblowing International Network are gravely concerned about the continuing trend of UN whistleblowers [...]

2022-04-13T10:26:37-04:00April 13th, 2022|International, Press, United Nations, Whistleblower Rights|

The American Prospect: How Oligarchs Stash Money in Foreign Real Estate

How Oligarchs Stash Money in Foreign Real Estate This article is written by Government Accountability Project’s Investigator, Zack Kopplin, and was originally published here. On his website, Virginia property lawyer Dan Withers boasts that he can make your money invisible. From offshore companies to private trusts, he offers “innovative legal strategies” to his mega-rich clients [...]

42 Orgs Challenge Biden’s NDAA Signing Statement

February 10, 2022 The Honorable Joseph Biden, Jr. President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear President Biden: We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our serious concern with your signing statement for the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Presidential signing statements that signal the [...]

UN climate change whistleblowers must be protected

Mr. Steiner UNDP Administrator United Nations Development Programme One United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 USA 2nd February 2022 Dear Administrator Steiner, We are writing in response to your letter of 13 December 2021 on issues related to the UNDP GEF Russia Standards and Labels project and whistleblower protection, and in particular in relation [...]

Coalition Letter Urging U.S. Government to Stand Up for Democracy at Home

January 31, 2022 The Honorable Susan E. Rice Domestic Policy Advisor White House Domestic Policy Council 1650 17th St NW Washington, D.C. 20502 The Honorable Jake Sullivan National Security Advisor White House National Security Council 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Ambassador Rice and Mr. Sullivan: We, the undersigned organizations, write to [...]

CTV News: Canada has ‘abysmal’ whistleblower protections, advocates call out Trudeau directly for inaction

Canada has 'abysmal' whistleblower protections, advocates call out Trudeau directly for inaction\ This article features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director, Tom Devine, and was originally published here. Canada ranks among the worst in the world when it comes to protecting whistleblowers, according to a recent report. The Washington-based Government Accountability Project ranked 61 countries on their [...]

2022-01-31T11:04:42-05:00January 31st, 2022|In The News, International, Whistleblower Rights|

Toronto Star: Justin Trudeau should show he has nothing to hide and fix the whistleblower law

Justin Trudeau should show he has nothing to hide and fix the whistleblower law This article excerpt features Government Accountability Project, and was originally published here. It’s the first time the Liberal government has shown any willingness to address the law, which was ranked — in a tie with Norway and Lebanon — as [...]

2022-01-28T09:40:23-05:00January 28th, 2022|In The News, International, Whistleblower Rights|

Insight Crime: Did Anti-Drug Crusade Lead to Haiti President’s Killing?

Did Anti-Drug Crusade Lead to Haiti President's Killing? This article features Government Accountability Project’s client, Keith McNichols, and was originally published here. An explosive new report suggests that the high-profile assassination of Jovenel Moïse may have been related to a crackdown on drug trafficking and a list he was compiling of Haitian business and [...]

2021-12-15T12:00:37-05:00December 14th, 2021|D.E.A., DEA, In The News, International|

New York Times: Haiti’s Leader Kept a List of Drug Traffickers. His Assassins Came for It.

Haiti’s Leader Kept a List of Drug Traffickers. His Assasins Came for It. This article excerpt features Government Accountability Project’s client, Keith McNichols, and was originally published here. Mr. Hérard was also a drug-trafficking suspect. In 2015, when a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship docked in Port-au-Prince with 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and heroin aboard, Mr. [...]

2021-12-15T12:36:26-05:00December 12th, 2021|D.E.A., DEA, In The News, International, Top Tier Outlet|

The American Prospect: Cowboy Drugstore

Cowboy Drugstore This article is written by Government Accountability Project’s Investigator, Zack Kopplin, and was originally published here. A few blocks from the water, in the heart of Miami’s glitzy South Beach, is a drugstore not like the others. Tourists buying sunscreen and straw hats from the CVS on Washington Avenue are financing a [...]