Reports and Publications

Ten Years After Deep Water Horizon: Whistleblowers Continue to Suffer an Unending Medical Nightmare Triggered by Corexit

(April 2020): Government Accountability Project conducted a year-long study on the effects of the cleanup agent Corexit used in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This report, marking the 10th anniversary of that spill, details the steep environmental, economic, and health tolls that the use of Corexit and government inaction have continued to take on people living in the Gulf of [...]

2020-05-18T07:27:58-04:00April 18th, 2020|Reports and Publications|

Assessment of the Implementation of the International Banks Whistleblower Policies

(September 2019): Government Accountability Project examined the progress of five major international banks in implementing their whistleblower policies. The report seeks not to evaluate the existing policies but rather to assess their implementation; such assessment is necessary to determine if whistleblower claims are being resolved appropriately and moreover whether the policies are working as [...]

2020-05-18T07:26:51-04:00September 18th, 2019|Reports and Publications|

Promoting and Sustaining the National Climate Assessment After a Period of Suppression and Political Influence: A Cautionary Tale

(January 2017): Analyzes the suppression of the first National Climate Assessment during the George W. Bush administration. By detailing how officials systematically censored sensitive climate change information, this report presents a strong case for supporting and defending the USGCRP and the climate change impacts assessment process. Download the PDF

2020-05-18T07:39:01-04:00January 18th, 2017|Reports and Publications|

Why Whistleblowers Wait: Recommendations to Improve the Dodd Frank Law’s SEC Whistleblower Awards Program

(February 2016): Warns that arbitrary rulings could discourage disclosures by convincing would-be whistleblowers that the Security and Exchange Commission’s award system: “neither offers proportional incentives that overcome the risks of disclosure, nor is grounded in the reality whistleblowers face…” Download the PDF

2020-05-18T07:43:20-04:00February 18th, 2016|Reports and Publications|

Representative Cases in Which the United Nations or its Funds, Programmes or Agencies have not Complied with Best Practices in Whistleblower Protection

(August 2014): Details ten representative whistleblower cases from the United Nations and its funds, programs and agencies. The report examines the institution’s failure to implement best practices for the protection of whistleblowers, in violation of the 2014 U.S. Consolidated Appropriations Act. Download the PDF

2020-05-18T07:45:51-04:00August 18th, 2014|Reports and Publications|

Banking Sector Accountability: Understanding and Handling the Complex ‘SOX Plus One’ Whistleblower Claim

(September 2013): This best practices report aims to inform legal counsel for whistleblowers about how to navigate banking and financial institution whistleblower claims – not only under protection laws, but also under federal statutes that can provide financial rewards to clients. Download the PDF

2020-05-18T07:48:30-04:00September 18th, 2013|Reports and Publications|

Deadly Dispersants in the Gulf: Are Public Health and Environmental Tragedies the new Norm for Oil Spill Cleanups?

(April 2013): Details the devastating long-term effects on human health and the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem stemming from BP and the federal government’s widespread use of the dispersant Corexit, in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Evidence suggests that the cleanup effort has been more destructive to human health and the environment [...]

2020-05-18T07:52:59-04:00April 18th, 2013|Reports and Publications|
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