Defense of human rights has come a long way with organizations such as Amnesty International, International World Organization against Torture, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian law, Avocets San Frontiers and in recent times, the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund among many more championing for the observation of human rights.
These organizations are visibly promoting awareness of human rights issues by addressing them with governments across the globe.
Human rights initiatives across the world are meant to preserve the dignity and fight for the freedoms of migrants. Amnesty International draws attention to human rights abuse and specializes in the field of Legal advocacy, direct-appeal campaigns, research and lobbying as well as media awareness. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Phoenix New Time
With its campaigns for compliance with international laws and standards. These movement groups marshal up the necessary support to mobilize public opinion. In so doing, human rights groups like. The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Group and Amnesty end up putting pressure on governments where abuses run rampant.
Having been awarded a Nobel peace prize for its campaign against torture in 1977, Amnesty has set standards for movements to follow. World Organisation against Torture fights against detention, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings fostering respect of human rights.
The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian law has demonstrated that film can be used as an effective tool in human rights promotion. It also co-hosts the Human Rights Film Series with various American university centers every year.
It also encourages students to have piqued interest in human rights through panel discussions, lectures, and seminars from human rights practitioners.
Individual liberties are well protected under various constitutions and non-profit groups work round the clock to educate people about these rights and fight for justice.
Aside from the big organizations, little organizations have also come up in defense of human rights and observance of civil liberties. One such organization purely driven by passion, is the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund, which came up to fight for the restoration of human rights freedoms.
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund based in Arizona is co-founded by two journalists Michael Lacy and Jim Larkin, who have been funding migrant organizations throughout the Arizona region. They exist to promote causes that support the First Amendment in America.
They have been advocating for civil, human and migrant rights as well as freedom of speech. Civic participation is important to the organization and is widespread, including on the “la línea fronteriza” – the Mexican border. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
Recently, they spearheaded a campaign to protest the termination of the DACA program that allows immigrant youth to seek legal work within American States and access higher levels of education.
With their unceasing dedication to their cause, Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund has proven to be a beacon of hope for immigrants living in the state of Arizona. Michael and Jim took up a police office which had a notoriety of subjugating various sections of the population.
With the successful prosecution of the lead cop in the unlawful arrest and detained of Jim and his partner, cops in Phoenix, Arizona will be less inclined to repeat the costly mistake by Officer Joe Arpaio or ‘The toughest cop in America”.
In parting shot, justice doesn’t consist of the neutrality between right and wrong, but in seeking the right and upholding it against the wrong