Human rights protection is a critical issue that needs to be addressed more considerably in any nation. Thus, there are countless groups that advocate for civil, human and immigrant rights across the globe. Therefore, the following are some of the few outstanding groups that have been in the frontline to promote human rights;
The Advocates for Human Rights
For close to 30 years now, the Advocates for Human Rights have stayed steady in supporting the rights of children, women and immigrants across the globe. Besides, the Advocates for Human Rights is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit group. The group operates in three different levels; local, regional and global.
Overall, the Advocates for Human Rights offers free legal services to low living individuals seeking asylum in some place like Minnesota and North Dakota. Additionally, the group advocates on behalf of victims, educate people on human rights issues and offers free training and technical assistance to curb human rights abuse.
Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
With over 50 years of operation, the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law was formed under the administration of President John F Kennedy to address racial discrimination. In fact, the principal objective of the committee is to promote fairness for all through the rule of law by ensuring racial and ethnic minorities are not subjected to inequities of any kind.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
The California based group was formed to stand for the rights of immigrant families and individuals. For instance, the group has always proved their point by promoting a world of freedom of mobility and full human right participation in democracy.
The group has shown its commitment to creating a society that accommodates all individuals irrespective of any mere basis. In fact, the group is well recognized through the historic recruitment of undocumented workers immediately after the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the co-founders of the famous Phoenix New Time and Village Voice Media. Unlike many other coward reporters out there, Lacey and Larkin were reputable and confident reporters that did a report on a sheriff.
The report exposed the existence of the grand jury proceedings that sought reporters’ notes on the story covering the Sherriff. The two reporters were arrested at night and jailed but later they sued the government. Fortunately, they won the case that earned them a sum of $3.75 million that they resolved to set up Frontera Fund.
The foundation has greatly benefited the Hispanic community that once experienced an extreme violation of civil and human rights in the Arizona. The two individuals seem to be a perfect match because they come from humble backgrounds.
For instance, Michael Lacey is a son of a construction worker whereas Jim Larkin dropped out of Arizona University following the ultra-conservative local media’s coverage of student’s anti war protests that brought them together.
Lastly, the Frontera Fund supports other groups like the Arizona Justice project that fights for the rights of indigent Arizona inmates whose cries of justice have gone unheeded.
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