Government Accountability Project, through its International Whistleblower Rights work, champions the creation, implementation, and monitoring of rights and best practices to support whistleblowers around the world. Since the mid-1990s, our team has drafted whistleblower policies for international organizations, including the World Bank, the Organization of American States, and the United Nations, hosted hundreds of international delegations through the State Department, and participated in speaking tours promoting whistleblower rights in over two dozen countries. The State Department has dubbed our legal director, Tom Devine, the ambassador of whistleblowing.
Our international team provides expert assessments on countries’ whistleblower laws and conducts trainings in host nations for various stakeholders, including judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, Inspectors General, government agencies, nonprofits, and academics. The program has assisted in drafting proposed whistleblower legislation in over a dozen countries including Ghana, Serbia, and Tunisia.
Our International Whistleblower Rights team investigates international organizations from the World Trade Organization to the UN, researches and publishes reports on international agencies and organizations, and supports international scholarship on whistleblowing and accountability through the Getulio P. Carvalho Fellowship.