Groups Advocating For Civil, Human, and Migrant Rights

Human, civil, and migrant rights ought to be preserved and respected by all. This right safeguard the migrants and the human race at large. Many bodies and organizations have taken a key interest in seeing that these rights are executed for harmonious living. Everyone’s obligation is ensuring that rights are enjoyed by everyone. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin

Independent expert bodies ensure that rights of all are implemented according to the set treaty, and this is their core duty. The ten treaty bodies in charge of human rights are experts who exist independently and are recognized bodies that are competent in the fight for human rights. Leaders of these organizations are nominated and later elected by state parties after which they serve for a four-year term.

Human rights Committee

This body is independent and ensures that party states implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Every party state gives a report on how the implementation of the rights is conducted to this committee. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

The report given is then examined, and the issues addressed while recommendations are given to the party states whose form is of observation.

Committee on Migrant Worker

This body is concerned with safeguarding the rights of migrants together with their families. It serves as an independent body with the expertise of monitoring and ensuring that the migrants’ rights are safeguarded.

Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination

This is an expert independent body that monitors party states to ensure they work to eliminate racial discrimination. The party states submit a report to the body that is examined and recommendations given to the party states.

Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

Its establishment was based on ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 on 28th May 1985. The body sees to it that the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights is implemented by individual state parties. The body comprises of 18 experts who are all independent.

Committee against Torture

This body has ten experts that are independent who ensures that party states implement the Convention that campaigns against cruelty and torture which is degrading and inhuman or any form of punishment.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Frontera Fund

Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times were together founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Based in Arizona, they have funded the migrant rights organizations with the settlement money from their arrest by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Jim and Michael are journalists who were jailed after revealing the presence of grand jury proceedings that checked notes of the reporter on the Sheriff covering article.

The grand jury also demanded the identity of those who read the lawman article on New Times stories online. Larkin and Lacey defended their careers asserting their first Amendment right. They sued the county and they prevailed in the United States Appeals Court for the 9th circuit. Their Frontera fund will be able to support groups advocating for civil, human, and migrant rights. Also, it will also support civil participation and freedom of speech in Arizona and the Mexican border.

 

Larkin And Lacey Love The First Amendment

Back in 1970, the then-unheard-of entrepreneurial duo of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin created New Times Inc., a publishing company today known as Village Voice Media (VVM). Back then, the first print publications were distributed around the metropolitan area surrounding the capital of Arizona, Phoenix. Today, Lacey, Larkin, and their joint creation are best known for the creation and operation of Phoenix New Times, a local newspaper, from its inaugural issue in 1970 until its sale to Voice Media Group in 2012.

 

VVM constantly looks for new opportunities in the world of digital and print publications as an integral part of its business model. Although the strategy has certainly netted Michael Lacey and James “Jim” Larkin untold fortunes, it also supports free speech as protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, something that the aforementioned pair of sharp business and journalism minds have always been in staunch support of.

 

The only way to perpetuate the idea that the First Amendment supports – it allows freedom of the press, people to believe whatever religion they want to and attend their respective churches without any legal issues, and the guarantee to peacefully protest anything at any time – is to constantly challenge the practical boundaries of free speech.

 

In other words, even though, for example, supporters of Donald Trump may not think that it’s OK for Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti to publicly release documents that all but tie United States President Trump to the allegations Stephanie Clifford has made over the past few months.

 

Front Page Confidential approved of and circulated a story published a few days ago about Avenatti’s flexing of his right to speak about whatever he wants to, as long as that topic and its content is truthful. Larkin and Lacey thoroughly approve of anyone acting under the fullest extent of the United States Constitutions’ amendments.