The Importance of Human Rights Groups
Human rights are about life, fair treatment, equality, independence, respect, and dignity among other things. By the fact that you are a human being, you have the right to a few certain things. These are based on universal values of respect, equality, independence and dignity among many others.
Human rights enforce the boundaries of your interactions with those around you, the government, those of a different religion, ideological belief, sex or any other status. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikepida
For instance, the United States government establishes this through the first amendment. The amendment guarantees a few things to you as an individual. First, you can join any religious group you wish to.
Second, you can speak your mind without fear of repercussions. Third, the government respects a free press that can carry your opinions and other useful information. The press should not experience any form of interference by the state.
Fourth, you have the right to choose your friends and associates and meet with them freely. Lastly, you have the right to seek the assistance of the government or complain about its service delivery to you without fear of reprisal. There are ten amendments in the bill of rights. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-larkin-8a2a4213a
When the government or another third party infringes on the freedoms of the citizens, the people join forces and form civil societies. These groups take the state machinery to task to stop the hostilities. Human rights groups serve to help citizens get the basic services that the government should provide. They are usually focused on well-defined values and rights issues.
They mostly advocate for the underdogs helping them fend off aggressions and ensure the government respects their dignity. However, even in cases where the aggrieved party has resources, the government or other offending party pays more attention to a group than an individual does.
Civil, human and migrant rights groups have the networks to mobilize support around a certain issue rapidly.
The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund traces its origins from a typical human rights issue. The local county sheriff arrested two media executives for publishing financial irregularities, abuse of power and mismanagement of the same law enforcement office. They were briefly detained and released. However, they sued the state for efforts to stifle the free press. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/
Additionally, it turned out the alleged criticism by the journalists had relevance. The county was at fault to explain numerous reported cases of financial irregularities and racial profiling and discrimination of the local Hispanic community. The case went all the way to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that signed off on a $3.7 million settlement for Lacey and Jim Larkin.
The two executives spent the money on launching the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund. It primarily supports campaigns for the human rights of the Hispanic community and related causes in Arizona. Michael Lacey and Jim Larking run Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times, two popular newspapers in Phoenix, Arizona. Through the fund, the two executives continue to support organizations that advocate for human, migrant and civil rights in Arizona.