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Civil, Human and Migrant rights

Most of the organizations across the world are dedicated to supporting human, civil, and migrant rights. Their primary objective is to end the abuse of human right. Two of such organizations are discussed below.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a non-government organization that advocates for human, civil, and migrant rights. The organization has more than 7 million members and supporters across the world. The primary objective of the organization is to carry out research and generate actions that prevent the abuse of human rights. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

Amnesty International was established in 1961 in London by Peter Benenson. Amnesty International draws its attentions to the factors that abuse human rights. It also campaigns for compliances with the international standards and laws.

The organization works hard by mobilizing public opinion so as to put pressures on governments that allow the abuse of human rights. It consider capital punishment as one of the irreversible of human and civil rights. Its campaign against torture made it won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1977. In 1978, Amnesty International won the United Nations Prize, which was in the human rights category. Read more: Jim Larkin |LinkedIn

Amnesty International consists of a group of paid professionals and voluntary members. In the countries where the presence of Amnesty International is felt, members are structured as sections. Each of these sections has board members and board of directors. In countries where sections do not exist people are allowed to join as international members.

Human Rights First

Human Rights First is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that advocates for human rights. It is currently based in Washington D.C and New York City. Since its foundation in 1978, Human Rights First has put its focus on the protection of the right of refugees and support of the defenders of the human rights across the world. It started as a lawyer-to-lawyer network and has grown into a program for human rights defenders.

Human Rights First based is work on the principle that the protection of human rights should apply universally. Therefore, protection of human rights should extend to every person in the world. Furthermore, Human Rights First depends on international diplomacy and law to advance its process of advocacy. It also comprehends that the start of long-term change depends on the society itself.

Human Rights First is working hard to create an international system that is capable of prosecuting the worse crimes against human rights. It also campaigned for the stop of supply of firearms to Sudan. It is the objective of Human Rights First to stop crimes against humanity even if they are still happening.

Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund

The people behind Frontera Fund are Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey who are the co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times. They dedicated the settlement money to fund organizations that support migrant rights in Arizona. The settlement money was as a result of a wrongful arrest by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The two journalist were arrested in the middle of the night after revealing the jury proceedings that was interfering with the information on articles describing the Sheriff. The settlement amount was equivalent to $3.75 million, and Larkin & Lacey decided to put the money into Frontera Fund. The idea was to support organizations that advocate for migrant, human, and civil rights.