Camille Bouvet-Boisclair

Amnesty International: The Latest Victim Of India’s Attack On Civil Society

On October 25, Indian government officers raided Amnesty India’s offices in Bangalore. Amnesty India is the Indian branch of Amnesty International, the human rights NGO. India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED), responsible for investigating financial crimes, conducted the raids on the basis that Amnesty India violated the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). […]

Human Rights Advance In Malaysia: Death Penalty And Sedation Act To Be Repealed

On October 10, major changes in Malaysia’s legislation were announced during the “Law Reform Talk” at a national university. First, the Malaysian Minister of Law Liew Vui Keong renounced capital punishment saying, “All death penalty will be abolished. Full stop.” Official legislation is to be amended during the next parliamentary […]

Rwanda Fights The Importation Of Used Clothes, And The U.S. Fights Back

Al Jazeera reports that earlier this year Rwanda was partially suspended from the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA). Essentially AGOA allows eligible African nations to export selected goods to the U.S. tax-free. The organization exists as an acknowledgement of the systemic inequalities that contribute to the global wealth disparities. In light […]

Criminalization of Humanitarian Aid: Thirty Members of Migrant Rescue Team Charged With Human Trafficking

Emergency Response Centre International (ERCI) is Greek nonprofit whose mission is to provide humanitarian aid, especially to refugees making the perilous journey through the Aegean Sea. From the island of Lesbos, the agency conducted search and rescue operations. Since 2015 they claim to have helped over 45,000 refugees reach safety. […]

Ortega Orders Expulsion of UN Human Rights Team

On Friday Nicaragua’s President, Daniel Ortega, ordered the expulsion of the United Nations human rights team posted in the country. This demand takes place only two days after the team published a report that condemned the government’s violent response to the ongoing political conflict. Since mid-April, demonstrators in Nicaragua have […]

Beijing’s Aggressive Anti-Migrant Campaign

This winter, forcible evictions in China’s capital have intensified. After an apartment fire killed 19 people in November, the government launched an aggressive campaign to destroy unauthorized and unsafe structures. Entire neighbourhoods in Beijing have since been demolished, forcing eviction upon tens of thousands of residents. The campaign is so […]

Turkey Tells U.S: Stop Backing Syrian Kurds

On January 20th, the Turkish military offensive into Afrin, known as “Operation Olive Branch”, began. Turkey’s goal is to eliminate an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 members of the Syrian Kurdish militia, known as the YPG, who control the area. Turkey claims the YPG has ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party […]