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The National: Central Bank of the UAE sets up whistleblowing channel to report misconduct

Central Bank of the UAE sets up whistleblowing channel to report misconduct This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The Central Bank of the UAE has set up a new whistleblowing portal allowing employees and other parties to report concerns about misconduct. The portal is "an [...]

June 7th, 2021|Categories: EU, In The News, International, International Whistleblower Rights|

Whistleblower Network News: Strong Whistleblower Protections Must Be Included in the George Floyd Policing Act

Strong Whistleblower Protections Must Be Included in the George Floyd Policing Act This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. As the country reflects on the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer, we mourn his loss as we also mourn the lack [...]

The Intercept: “Nothing is Changing”: ICE Sends Detainees to Irwin Prison Despite Pledges to Close It

“Nothing is Changing”: ICE Sends Detainees to Irwin Prison Despite Pledges to Close It This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. DESPITE AN ANNOUNCEMENT that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Irwin County Detention Center could be closed, people continue to be transferred into the detention facility, [...]

JD Supra: Momentum Grows for Fixing the AML Whistleblower Law

Momentum Grows for Fixing the AML Whistleblower Law This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. When the Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Act (“AML Act”) became law on January 1, 2021, some commentators praised it as a breakthrough. The law was modelled on the highly successful Dodd-Frank Act (“DFA”) and [...]

Al Jazeera: No Consent: Did a doctor abuse immigrant women?

No Consent: Did a doctor abuse immigrant women? This video features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZAdKvLrtjk   Why have so many women who were held at a Georgia immigrant detention center accused the same gynaecologist of abuse? At a privately run ICE (Immigration and [...]

May 26th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Sentient Media: Air Pollution From Factory Farms Is Killing Us

Air Pollution From Factory Farms Is Killing Us This article features Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign and was originally published here. A new study has revealed that air pollution coming from agriculture leads to 17,900 U.S. deaths every year. Of the 15,900 deaths related to food production, the vast majority—80 [...]

May 26th, 2021|Categories: Food Integrity, In The News|

The Hill: DHS whistleblowers blame Trump border policy for increased child detention

DHS whistleblowers blame Trump border policy for increased child detention This article features our clients Drs. Scott Allen and Pamela McPherson and was originally published here. Two government whistleblowers are urging the Biden administration to end its use of a Trump-era policy that allows for swift expulsion of adults at [...]

May 26th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

The New York Times: Biden Under Pressure Over ‘Public Health’ Border Expulsions

Biden Under Pressure Over 'Public Health' Border Expulsions This article features our clients Drs. Scott Allen and Pamela McPherson and originally appeared here. WASHINGTON — President Biden is coming under increasing pressure to abandon a Trump-era immigration rule that has sealed off the United States to most migrants during the pandemic, [...]

MSNBC: ICE detention center with dark past to be shut down; investigations ‘reactivated’

ICE detention center with dark past to be shut down; investigations 'reactivated' This video features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Rachel Maddow revisits the story of alleged forced, unnecessary gynecological procedures and sterilizations performed at the ICE detention center in Irwin County, Georgia, with an update [...]

May 24th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News, Top Tier Outlet|

Common Dreams: ‘The First Step of Many’: Advocates Welcome Move to Close ICE Lockups at 2 County Jails

'The First Step of Many': Advocates Welcome Move to Close ICE Lockups at 2 County Jails This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. In a move hailed as "a major win" by migrant rights advocates, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday announced [...]

May 24th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: ICE cuts ties to SW Georgia immigrant detention facility

ICE cuts ties to SW Georgia immigrant detention facility This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. The Biden administration on Thursday severed ties to a southwest Georgia detention center under scrutiny after dozens of detainees accused the staff doctor there of inhumane treatment. Department of [...]

May 24th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

The Washington Post: ICE to stop detaining immigrants at two county jails under federal investigation

ICE to stop detaining immigrants at two county jails under federal investigation This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. The Biden administration has decided to stop detaining immigrants in a pair of county jails facing federal probes in Georgia and Massachusetts, calling the decision [...]

May 24th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News, Top Tier Outlet|

Whistleblower Network News: DHS Ordered to Terminate Contracts with Two ICE Detention Centers Following Whistleblower Allegations

DHS Ordered to Terminate Contracts with Two ICE Detention Centers Following Whistleblower Allegations This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. On May 20, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas sent a memo to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) advising ICE [...]

May 24th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Law & Crime: Two ICE Facilities Dogged by Claims of ‘Nightmarish’ Abuses Will No Longer Be Used by Biden Administration

Two ICE Facilities Dogged by Claims of ‘Nightmarish’ Abuses Will No Longer Be Used by Biden Administration This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. According to the Washington Post, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas ordered ICE to shut down Bristol County Sheriff’s Office in Massachusetts and [...]

May 24th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

TIME: ICE to End the Use of Georgia Facility at Center of Hysterectomy Allegations

ICE to End the Use of Georgia Facility at Center of Hysterectomy Allegations This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Thursday morning that it will end its use of two facilities, including the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga., [...]

May 24th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News, Top Tier Outlet|

Atlanta Daily World: ICE announces it’s cutting the Irwin County Detention Center contract

ICE announces it’s cutting the Irwin County Detention Center contract This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. After years of advocacy, ICE announces it’s cutting the Irwin County Detention Center contract —a huge win for the immigrants’ rights community Ocilla, Georgia — Today, Project South, [...]

May 24th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Whistleblower Network News: Advocacy Organizations, Law Enforcement Officers Urge Congress to Include Increased Whistleblower Protections for Police in Reform Bills

Advocacy Organizations, Law Enforcement Officers Urge Congress to Include Increased Whistleblower Protections for Police in Reform Bills This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. On May 18, Whistleblower Network News, along with 170 advocacy organizations, signed a letter urging Congress to include “best practice anti-retaliation rights” [...]

May 24th, 2021|Categories: In The News, Police accountability|

Reporter Newspapers: Two Dunwoody officers among many calling for accountability and police reform

Two Dunwoody officers among many calling for accountability and police reform This article features Government Accountability Project and originally appeared here.  Law enforcement officials across the country, including two Dunwoody officers, are calling for congressional leaders to hold police departments accountable. DPD civilian Prisoner Transport Officer Brian Bolden and former [...]

May 21st, 2021|Categories: In The News, Police accountability|

Patch: Joliet Police Whistleblower Joins With Legendary Frank Serpico

Joliet Police Whistleblower Joins With Legendary Frank Serpico This article features Government Accountability Project’s letter to Congress and originally appeared here. JOLIET, IL — Joliet Police Sgt. Javier Esqueda has added his name to a letter sent this week to Washington, D.C.'s most powerful politicians from both political parties. The letter [...]

May 21st, 2021|Categories: In The News, Police accountability|