Early May this year, delegates from all over the world met at United Nations in Geneva Switzerland. They began a process of negotiating global impact on migration. The delegates from different countries hope that they establish the very first United Nations agreement that would cover all dimensions of international migration.
The undertaking came at a time when migration policies and nationalism are becoming antagonistic. During the initiative, delegates were reminded that though the global compact aims at formalizing migrant’s rights, those rights are already existing.
There are treaties, international law and other sources of law that have outlined important migration policies.
Migrants are eligible to human rights by their humanity. Just because they do not live in their country of birth does not mean they become less human beings. The migration laws do not provide sufficient clarity, and most countries do not consistently respect these laws. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
The international migrant’s bill of rights was established to guide on how international law applies to migrants. The organization alone does not significantly advocate for the rights of migrants.
There are, therefore, many groups and organizations that fight for human rights. The rights in question include human rights, civil rights, and migrant rights. These organizations are found all over the world and are determined to ensure the rights of the above groups are respected.
The Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights
The organization is based in California; it was founded with the aim of fighting for immigrant individuals and families. They are agents towards the achievement of right for human rights participation in democracy. One of their agendas is to create a society that appreciates all people, citizens, and immigrants.
The group performs its duties by changing public opinion and creating a power changing policy for human, immigrants and civil rights.
The ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
The group is committed to protecting the civil rights of immigrants. Through outreach, advocacy and litigation, they are dedicated to realizing human rights of immigrants. They carry out litigation programs in the country through the district as well as supreme courts. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase
It is another group that works with environmental organizations and indigenous groups in the advancement of migrant’s rights. The organization is based in Sans Francisco; it was formed after the continued growth of large-scale oil and gas development projects.
The advocates for human rights
The agents for change in local, regional and global level are at the forefront of human rights in the world. The group has been fighting for human rights for more than 30 years; they enjoy the support of volunteers, partners, and staff in execution of human rights international standards.
About Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
The founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media, Michael and Jim were awarded $3.75 million. The funds were a settlement for their arrest on October 2007 by Maricopa County.
The two were arrested for revealing the existence of grand jury proceedings on articles covering the sheriff.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is devoted to helping groups that advocate for human , migrants and civil rights. Other groups that will benefit from the fund are those that support freedom of speech and civic participation all over Arizona-Mexican border.
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