Human or civil rights of individuals are violated by authorities or communities integrated with the victims. Today, many organizations have been established to address this problem that largely affects the poor, migrants and less privileged members of the society. Their work is to ensure those responsible for violating the rights of others are accountable for their actions. Here are a few rights groups:
Civic Assistance Committee
It is not-for-profit organization established in 1990 to help forced migrants and refugees. From its inception, the organization has participated in mediation process between migrants and authorities, as well as providing humanitarian the needy.
The organization has ensured there are good relations among relevant structures addressing the challenges facing migrants including healthcare services, education, social services, police and office of the prosecutor. Civic Assistance Committee is a non-governmental organization that provides human rights and charity assistance to migrants by defending them and assisting them access social benefits. The organization offer professional legal services during court proceedings and also forcing the government to act and resolve problems facing migrants.
The Advocates for Human Rights
This organization promotes implementation of human rights standards and reinforcement of the rule of law. It is a U.S. based rights group that has abroad network of volunteers in education, advocacy and research.
The objective of this organization is to ensure all individuals’ human rights are observed regardless of their status in the society. These rights are fundamental and are part of international law, which highlights specific rights that should be upheld by countries.
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
IOM is a rights organization that addresses migration issues. The organization ensures there is orderly and humane migration so that all involved parties would benefit. It is on the forefront to promote global cooperation when considering migrants issues, helps to find political solutions to address migrants issues and also providing humanitarian support to refugees and other displaced communities. Learn more about Jim Larkin: https://www.facebook.com/jimlarkin53 and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
IOM recognizes the importance of ensuring the freedom of individuals is not curtailed because it related other things like socio-economic and cultural development. The organization targets four key areas of managing migration issues, which include development, facilitating, regulating and resolving migration problems.
An Overview of Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund
This fund was co-founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin after they were awarded $3.75 million as settlement for their forced arrest and detention ten years ago. The Maricopa County Sheriff was involved in the arrest of these two journalists after they reported a story relating to a jury proceeding covering the Sheriff. After their release, Lacey and Larkin filed the legal suit against the county, which they prevailed in the United States Court of Appeals.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin decided to establish Frontera Fund to support organizations that champion for migrant, human and civil rights of individuals. Their aim is to ensure there is freedom of speech in Arizona and human rights are observed by all including authorities and the society. The two reporters also co-founded Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times.