The violation of migrant rights sparked the foundation of Lacay and Larkin Frontera Fund. The founders of this fund that supports the migrant rights was founded after being compensated for unlawful arrest from their homes in the middle of the night.
The $3.75 million settelement was given after thry sued the state on the court of appeal. The two were arrested on october 18, 2007 for posting an article that revealed how Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio had jury that sought notes from reporter’s.
They were arrested and put iin jail, they thenn had tto defend their freedom of speech. In addition to their arrest, the sheriff demanded the contact of the citizens that read the article online. The Lacey and Larkin Fund was thereafter created to support groups that advocated for civil, human, and migrants rights.
Amnesty international is a non-governmental non-profit making organization that works to promote justice, equality, and fair treatmeant of human, civic, and migrant rights worldwide. They use the guidelines provided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other known international starndards. Its headquarters is found in London, UK. It was founded in 1961 in response to an article named “forgottrn prisoner” by a lawyer Peter Benenson.
It was created to defend the rights of those that are mistreated and abused. It works by putting pressure on a government after seeking public opinion regarding the violation of human rights. The efforts of the Amnesty International has received global recognition and many societies tha protect human and civic rights refer to them for guidelines.
Due to their influence they were awarded a nobel peace price in 1977, the organization believe the irreversible level of human rights violation is capital punishment, for ears they have influenced many countries to remove it from the form of punishment for capital cases. Read more: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/
The group found theneed to defend citizens rights after the realisation that many people in the worlw were being prosecuted, tortured, and abused. This came as a result of them having a different opinion about the policy of their country, restrictions to press opinion, opposition political parties, and to asylum.It gathered public opinion in defense of those that all this things happened to them.
In July 1961, the leaders of Amnesty International appealed for the oraganizational to be permanent. What started as a small organization for defending the rights of those that are violated is now a recognized international group.
It works to protect those imprisoned for non-existent expression of their views. It has gown over years to even protect the civic, human, and migrant rights of people from one country to the other. Thanks to this organisation there is freedom of opinion without violaton from the governments.