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COVID-19 & the Dismantling of Oversight: How the Trump Administration is Exploiting the Pandemic and Public Distraction to Purge Whistleblowers 

COVID-19 & the Dismantling of Oversight: How the Trump Administration is Exploiting the Pandemic and Public Distraction to Purge Whistleblowers  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform every aspect of our society, from our daily lives to the economy, Government Accountability Project continues to confront the unparalleled challenges of the current moment. While the American public is understandably distracted, the current administration is [...]

Social Distancing in Detention: An Inherent Paradox that Threatens Lives, for Detainees and the Public

Social Distancing in Detention: An Inherent Paradox that Threatens Lives, for Detainees and the Public By Emma Lyons Government Accountability Project has long represented federal whistleblowers who drew attention to threats to immigrant health and safety under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” and “Remain in Mexico” policies. Even under normal circumstances, research has documented the [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Condemns Retaliation Against Doctors 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2020 Government Accountability Project Condemns Retaliation Against Doctors  Reporting PPE Shortages is Protected Speech, Say Whistleblower Advocates  WASHINGTON -- Today, Bloomberg reported that doctors working in different states across the US had faced threats of firing and in some cases were actually terminated after they spoke to the press about [...]

Fox News: UN Human Rights Office Accused of Helping China Keep An Eye on Dissidents

Note: this article, featuring our client Emma Reilly, was originally published here. UN Human Rights Office Accused of Helping China Keep An Eye on Dissidents A United Nations whistleblower is accusing the organization's human rights office in Switzerland of continuing to provide the Chinese government with the names of activists critical of Beijing. Emma Reilly, a UN employee who first alleged the practice in [...]

2019-12-17T09:50:22-05:00December 17th, 2019|In The News, International, Uncategorized, United Nations|

In Remembrance of Judge Nahum Litt

The Honorable Nahum "Naami" Litt (1935-2019) Government Accountability Project is saddened to announce the passing of the Honorable Naami Litt. A pioneer for corporate whistleblowers' free speech rights, Chief Judge Litt leaves a unique legacy that will make a difference for countless Americans. Officially high in the federal government's power elites, he used his position [...]

2019-12-16T10:50:56-05:00December 16th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

In Remembrance of Cooper Brown 

In Remembrance of Cooper Brown  It is with great sadness that we announce that the Honorable E. Cooper Brown, director of Government Accountability Project’s Corporate Responsibility Program, has passed away. His professional life as an attorney was devoted in equal parts to advocacy on behalf of workers, adjudicating whistleblower and compensation rights of employees as [...]

2019-12-04T12:58:11-05:00December 4th, 2019|Press, Uncategorized|

Fast Facts on Legal Accountability for Outing the Anonymous Whistleblower

Fast Facts on Legal Accountability for Outing the Anonymous Whistleblower By Tom Devine, Legal Director Donald Trump, Jr. and others’ enthusiastic efforts to expose the anonymous impeachment whistleblowers are felonies under relevant whistleblower laws, and the President has liability for launching their campaign through his own demands. While commentators are right that the whistleblower cannot [...]

Tom Devine Accepts Award on Behalf of Whistleblowers

Tom Devine Accepts Award on Behalf of Whistleblowers The Coalition for Integrity presented their annual awards on October 30 to recognize individuals and groups for their work on transparency and commitment to anti-corruption. An award was presented to Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director Tom Devine, which he accepted on behalf of whistleblowers. This was a [...]

2019-11-06T15:54:09-05:00November 6th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

The Conversation: If the Trump Whistleblowers Lived in Canada, They’d Face Serious Risks

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. If the Trump Whistleblowers Lived in Canada, They’d Face Serious Risks Whistleblowers put their careers, and sometimes their safety, on the line to protect democratic ideals and the public interest. Canada, like its southern neighbour, is not immune to whistleblowing controversies at [...]

Guest Blog: Whistleblower Case Exposes Gaps in Federal Protections

Whistleblower Case Exposes Gaps in Federal Protections By Shanna Devine, former Government Accountability Project investigator and current worker health and safety advocate at Public Citizen. A whistleblower’s disclosure that President Donald Trump abused his power to “solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election,” has gripped the nation and prompted the U.S. House of [...]

2019-10-07T15:14:09-04:00October 7th, 2019|Blog, Ukraine Whistleblower, Uncategorized|
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