Human rights are very important in the life of a human being. They act as the standards that guide the interaction among people in society. They are fundamental standards that every human being is granted unconditionally by then law.
Human rights can make people live in peace if they are observed to the letter. It is interesting to note that most of the conflicts that are witnessed in the world today are as a result of people failing to respect the rights of others. Human beings tend to react against oppression and discrimination. If human rights are followed and respected by all people, then the world would see a peaceful coexistence of the people.
World peace will be accomplished when governments realize that human rights are so basic to the people that no they cannot afford to deny them.
Human rights apply to all people irrespective of the citizenship or even the color of the person. Human rights are guaranteed to everyone in wherever place they are. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
Human rights are incorporated into the local laws and usually form part of the constitution in many countries. They are also granted under the international which ensures that even the countries that do not have them under their laws they apply indirectly as part of the international law.
Human rights need protection from everyone in the society. It is a personal responsibility to see that the human rights that are guaranteed by the law are followed, if one person is denied his or her rights, it should be the responsibility of every one to condemn such an act.
Not a single person should be deprived of their rights in the silence of everyone else. According to the charter that established human rights, it is the responsibility of the governments to act as the number one defenders of the human rights. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia
Why is this so? The governments have the machinery and the power to crack down on any illegal encroachment on the rights of the people. However, the sad part is that governments fall under the list of notorious violators of human rights. In such a case, who ten is supposed to stand up against human rights violations?
Luckily in the world we are living in today there are people of good will who come together to create organizations that are supposed to stand up against violations that are conducted by anyone, be it the government or any other person in the society. Human rights groups as they are known can be considered to have three main levels of operation.
Some organizations deal specifically with the issue of human rights, others deal with civil rights, and others deal with migrants’ rights. Most of these groups are non-governmental and non-profit organization. How do these groups fund their operations, especially the community based one which does not receive funds from international bodies such as UNHCR?
Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund
Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund group was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The organization funds nonprofit migrants’ rights groups in the state of Arizona.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the creators of the organization with money they received from a court case settlement.