Issues of human and civil rights have been part of human life for a very long time. Human rights violations and other injustices continue to be recorded every other day. Many cases of breaches of human rights usually happen in clear contravention of the law.
Human rights are protected by various local and international laws. Therefore anyone engaging in such acts does so willingly and with full knowledge that it is wrong. Human, civil and migrant’s rights groups are the watchdogs that monitor excessed that are committed by individuals, illegal groupings and governments.
There is a need for the dignity of every human being to be respected without no strings attached to their origin, color, religion, or their opinion on specific issues. A society that observes the basic principles of human rights is more likely to have stability than one that does not. Read more; Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
All over the world, there exist numerous numbers of both local and international groups that work either alone or in partnership with other groups to defend the rights of people in every corner of the earth.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
This is a project that is dedicated to ensuring that immigrants do not get subjected to discrimination of any kind due to their foreign status in the country, even those who come from politically sensitive areas. They employ methods such public participation and impact, litigation and community awareness.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
This foundation was co-founded in 1970 by journalists Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey and to fight for the civil rights and especially freedom of speech in Arizona. The two have for a long time through their careers as journalists fought for transparency and freedom of expression through speech.
They also co-founded the two newspapers in Phoenix in support of the same course. They were arrested by the sheriff of Maricopa County government and accused of interfering with jury secrets laws in a case in 2007. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821
They appealed their sentence later and won the case with a huge settlement which they dedicated to the support of other groups that advocate for the rights of immigrants in Arizona and others coming from the Mexican border.
This is a non-governmental institution that majorly deals with international advocacy for human trafficking. The organization, which I based in Washington DC United States, published a recommendation in 2007 that indicates how the civil society and government institution can partner up with other international or regional organizations to ensure a fast humane response system to cases of human trafficking.
CommonWealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI)
It is an international, non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental and independent organization that was founded in 1987 which advocates for human rights in countries under the Commonwealth Treaty.
It is located in New Delhi India with regional headquarters in Accra, Ghana. Its main focus is on issues to do with transparency as well as accountability and accessibility to information and justice. Its operations cover the 52 counties under commonwealth in Africa and south Asia.