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New Republic: How Taxpayer Dollars May Have Bought a Kurdish Strongman’s Beverly Hills Mansions

Note: this article, written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin, was originally published here. How Taxpayer Dollars May Have Bought a Kurdish Strongman’s Beverly Hills Mansions A story of Iraqi politics, Pentagon oil contracts, and an ongoing foreign policy disaster Bribing one politician is bad. Bribing all the politicians is worse. The U.S. Department of Justice [...]

2020-07-24T09:25:51-04:00July 24th, 2020|In The News, International, Investigations|

Daily Commercial News: Legal Notes: Whistleblowing — Publicity Risks for Companies Versus Legal Risks for Employees

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Legal Notes: Whistleblowing — Publicity Risks for Companies Versus Legal Risks for Employees Whistleblowing is generally defined as “the disclosure by organization members (former and current) of the illegal, immoral and illegitimate practices under the control of their employers to persons or [...]

2020-06-30T09:25:38-04:00June 30th, 2020|In The News, International, Whistleblower Rights|

Sign On: Policy Paper on Ending Gag Lawsuits

Read the original policy paper here. Ending Gag Lawsuits in Europe Protecting Democracy and Fundamental Rights The problem: gag lawsuits against public interest defenders The EU must end gag lawsuits used to silence individuals and organisations that hold those in positions of power to account. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) are lawsuits brought forward [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Attorneys Submit Recommendations to United Nations Internal Justice Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 13, 2020  Government Accountability Project Attorneys Submit Recommendations to United Nations Internal Justice Council Letter Seeks to Improve Whistleblower Protection and Internal Justice System WASHINGTON – The United Nations International Justice Council (IJC) is submitting recommendations to the General Assembly on how to improve internal justice systems within the UN, including protection for whistleblowers. Government Accountability Project was invited to submit recommendations [...]

2020-05-13T14:16:34-04:00May 13th, 2020|International, Press release, United Nations|

The New Republic: Why Is the Pentagon Still Paying $10 a Gallon for Gas?

Note: this article, written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin, was originally published here. Why Is the Pentagon Still Paying $10 a Gallon for Gas? Amid a global oil collapse, the military is overpaying politically connected contractors to keep its jets fueled in Iraq. As any American who’s passed a gas station in the past two [...]

COVID-19: The Largest Attack on Whistleblowers in the World

COVID-19: The Largest Attack on Whistleblowers in the World By Samantha Feinstein The novel coronavirus has put whistleblower protection laws to the test. As the global community is counting each case of COVID-19 on a daily basis and seeing case numbers rise, the 45 whistleblower protection groups who make up the Whistleblowing International Network (WIN) [...]

New Straits Times: Revise Whistleblower Act

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Revise Whistleblower Act In Malaysia, there is the Whistleblower’s Protection Act 2010 (WPA), a good safety measure for those who are putting themselves at risk in revealing a secret. The more important issue is that the disclosure (information leak) cannot be prohibited by law [...]

2020-03-09T08:31:15-04:00March 9th, 2020|In The News, International, Whistleblowers|

Reuters: Royal Bank of Scotland Whistleblower Sues U.S. Agencies in Bounty Battle

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Royal Bank of Scotland Whistleblower Sues U.S. Agencies in Bounty Battle LONDON/WASHINGTON DC (Reuters) - An ex-Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) (RBS.L) employee is suing the U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for records that could relate to a [...]

2020-02-12T10:52:32-05:00February 12th, 2020|In The News, International, Whistleblowers|

The Daily Observer: ‘Whistleblower Protection Must Be a Priority in the Act’

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. 'Whistleblower Protection Must Be a Priority in the Act' US Whistleblower Campaigner, Tom Devine, cautions Lawmakers Days after President George Weah in his annual message has urged the 54th Legislature to consider the passage of several other bills, including the 'Whistleblower and [...]

2020-02-04T09:45:37-05:00February 4th, 2020|In The News, International|

The New Republic: Before the U.S. Bombed Soleimani’s Terrorists, It Bribed Them

Note: this article, written by our Investigator and Outreach Associate Zack Kopplin, was originally published here. Before the U.S. Bombed Soleimani’s Terrorists, It Bribed Them Other targets of Trump's strikes were “bad dudes” … as well as recipients of American payoffs in the Iraq wars. On January 3, shortly after killing Iranian general Qassem Soleimani [...]

2020-01-14T08:24:28-05:00January 13th, 2020|In The News, International, Investigations|
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