Currently, millions of people live outside their country of origin for reasons such as the search for better opportunities and protection. Some migrants enjoy the new experience, but it is not always smooth for some whose rights are violated.
The rights denied are those of education, freedom, health, and general discrimination. Some migrants live in the shadows and are afraid to complain about the fear of discrimination and marginalization. For such reasons, an approach has been designed to protect the migrants by formulating migration policies and governance and paying attention to those disadvantaged groups. The approach will ensure that the migrants are included in relevant national plans and strategies.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights serves to improve and protect human rights guaranteed under the international law for migrants despite their circumstance. It focuses mostly on the individuals that are at a risk of human rights violations and those that are marginalized.
OHCHR has come up with ways to protect the migrants and also supports States to meet their responsibilities towards the same. According to its principles, it takes up the responsibility to make sure that the measures on border governance are conducted following the international law on human rights and other relevant standards.
Other human rights mechanisms such as the Committee on Migrant Workers stand by their rule that countries must protect the human rights despite the fact that they have an obligation to determine the entry and stay conditions.
Women’s Health Rights Coalition also known as ACCESS is a group that that has dedicated its efforts to ensure that women can make their own choices and health facilities are available to them.
It was founded in 1974 as the Coalition for the Medical Rights of Women, and ever since, it has been active in providing quality health care for immigrants, women of color, low-income women, young women, and those living in isolated areas. WHRC conducts community education and policy advocacy in their strategy to promote real reproductive options to women. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin |LinkedIn
The Center for Justice and Accountability in San Francisco is a global human rights group that protects victims of torture and human right abuses. CJA assist human rights violation survivors to seek justice and truth.
It uses litigation to prosecute the offenders of human rights and develop the human rights law in countries undergoing the transition from abuse times. In short, the organization works to bring human rights abusers to justice by litigation process through transitional justice initiatives. As witnessed in their high-profile cases that have gone to trial, CJA has always won through favorable verdicts.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was founded by Michael and Jim through a court settlement in 2007. The settlement, which amounted to $3.75 million was as a result of their arrest by a county sheriff Joe Arpaio. The accusations against them were that they revealed the grand jury proceedings that were covering this Maricopa Sheriff.
The two journalists sued the county for violating their rights and won the case that resulted in the settlement. Their fund has been supporting human rights, especially the organizations that deal with the rights of migrants in Arizona.
Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey