Human Rights Organizations in America

ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project

ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project is an organization which protects the rights of immigrants; both human rights and civil rights. The groups apply various approaches which are meant to achieve an effective human rights protection campaign.

The group applies three approaches namely; advocacy, litigation, and outreach. In the United States, this is the biggest advocacy group. It carries the highest number of litigation related to human rights violations and protection. Most of the litigation cases are taken to the highest court on the land, the Supreme Court while others are taken to the district courts.

ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project is concerned with how to protect the rights of the underprivileged in the societies.

The group hopes to achieve equality in human race by effecting laws that support the human rights as they are enshrined in the constitution of the United States.

Amazon Watch

This is an organization that works in collaboration with environmental organizations in San Francisco to protect the rights of the indigenous people. With the industrialization taking over it has become increasingly important that the people be protected from the negative effects of industrialization such as air, soil and water pollution.

The Amazon area has recorded increase in infrastructural activities related to oil and gas. Both of these put the people in the area at the risk of negative environmental effects in case of a leakage in the system.

Advocates for Human Rights

Advocates for Human Rights is an organization made up of lawyers who are dedicated to fighting for human rights. This organization uses litigation as means to push through their point. Composed of advocates the organization goes to courts to block laws that are discriminatory and do not support the principles of human rights.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

This is an organization which has been at the forefront in supporting human rights groups in Arizona. The organization was created by two journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. They started the organization with $3.75 million.

The money was from settlement fees they were awarded by the courts of appeal of the United States. They had been unfairly arrested, and the courts recommended they be compensated.

All these organizations have one thing in common. They are all pushing for a better society that is guided by fairness and respect for human life. They are pushing for a better society that does not bend the law to treat some people unfairly. They respect the human rights as guaranteed in the law. Human rights dictate that all human beings are equal and deserve to be treated as so.

According to the UN charter on human rights, the rights of every human being are equal regardless of the origin of a person. Most of the human rights movements are pushing for better treatment of immigrants communities in the United States. For the longest time now, the united states have been marred by cases of human rights violations especially for the migrants than any other group.

Immigrants and minorities in the United States have faced a lot of challenges in the fight for their rights. There have been numerous legislations which have subjected immigrants to serious human rights violations.

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