In the world we live in today, issues of human, civil and migrants rights have always been in the public domain every other day. Violations of these rights are carried out by some people willingly to the disadvantage of others.
These rights are in many instances enshrines in the supreme law of many countries and that is the constitution. However, even as these rights are protected by the constitution, there are still numerous cases of violation that is carried out especially by those in positions of power, be it governments or business leaders (employers). The rights of a people must always be held in high regard and no one, however mighty should oppress other unlawfully. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://james-larkin.com/ and https://about.me/michael-lacey
In many countries especially those that do not recognize democracy and the rule of law, there numerous cases of governments passing illegitimate legislations that usually leave loopholes for some people to misuse them. Such legislations, however, face strong opposition from human and civil rights groups who normally act as watchdogs against government excesses.
A good case where the human rights groups are doing extremely well is in the fight against extrajudicial killings that are committed by dictatorial governments and the disguise of national security. They also speak up about illegalities committed by illegal militias in countries experiencing war.
The role of human rights groups have also become crucial in this age of terrorism. A lot of killings are done by governments nowadays under the excuse of terrorism. Although no one would like to support terror attacks committed by terrorists, there is a need for an extra eye in this fight.
Many innocent people are tortured and killed in the process of fighting against terrorism. Human rights groups are playing a very important role in this fight that seems to have almost all governments in the world holding similar views, with no one else to check on them.
ACLU Immigrants’ Rights project: this is an organization that has been existence for more than 25 years now. As indicated by the name, this organization specifically deals with issues related to migrants’ rights.
ACLU role of protecting the rights of immigrants into the United States is done through public sensitization as well as legal representation in injustices cases. ACLU has spearheaded the fight by taking a hard stance on laws that they deem oppressive, in numerous cases, they have gone to court to ask for interpretation of various laws. In some cases, they have been able to block such cases from implementation through the courts.
About Larkin and Lacey Frontera fund
Even as praises are accorded to rights groups, people fail to understand that many of these organizations are for non-profit activities. These organizations depend on funding from well-wishers to help them carry out their activities. A good example of such well-wishers are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, journalists from Arizona.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin run a fund known as Larkin and Lacey Frontera fund. This fund is supposed to finance the operations of such rights groups in the state of Arizona. The Fund started as a result of a settlement case that the two journalists had for being illegally detained.