Human rights is a fundamental right in which the modern society is founded. Despite this being true, the actual reality of the matter is different. It is for these reasons that we have a lot of civil and human rights groups all over the world fighting for the protection and preservation of human rights and freedom, and more so those of the marginalized groups.
One such group is the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
OHCHR is a UN chartered organization that was established on December 20th, 1993. The operations of this group are guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 that seeks to protect and uphold the human rights of citizens globally. Currently, OHCHR is headed by the High Commission for Human Rights.
The main objective of the organization is to emphasize the benefits of protecting human rights both locally and internationally and see to it that all citizens enjoy these rights. All these are achieved through the UN commissions present in different countries all over the world.
Apart from OHCHR, other groups are also committed to ensuring that the civil and human rights of individuals all over the world are protected. One group in Arizona known as the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund has taken this war head on. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund is a civil rights organization movement that was founded by Village Voice media and Phoenix New Times co-founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The two reputable journalists build their careers by voicing the injustices committed in their community by the then Sherriff Joe Arpaio.
After a series of exposing the Sherriff and his administration on how they were mistreating the immigrants living in Arizona, Larkin and Lacey were on the night of October 18th, 2007 arrested from their homes and unlawfully detained.
After the unlawful arrest, Larkin and Lacey sued the state department and won the case. The two journalist were awarded $3.75 million settlement which they used to set up the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund we have today.
Apart from funding civil and human rights groups that help advocate the human rights of immigrants, the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund is also used to support the freedom of speech and participation in the broader Arizona area and the Mexican border. The founders, Larkin and Lacey, are actively involved in the operations of the group.
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