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UN Whistleblowers Face Repercussions for Speaking Out

UN whistleblowers, who speak out about injustices occurring in the organization or under its auspices, too often face repercussions for taking a stand against their employer. Because of the UN’s vast legal immunities, staff must file complaints through a lengthy, expensive, and often biased internal process. This structure for UN staff members follows the similar appeals mechanism for the Haitian cholera victims and sexual assault survivors seeking redress from the UN. Despite the UN’s stated commitments to human rights and justice, whistleblowers and victims often refrain from speaking out for fear of backlash, as highlighted in the following article. Click HERE for the full article. How The UN Fails Whistleblowers – OpEd David Kaye, eurasiareview June 25, 2015 This is a letter from the UN Whistleblower Coalition to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, David Kaye, […]

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