Human Rights Groups That Continue To Make An Impact

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Campaign Against Arms Trade

Recently, the street artist Banksy donated £205,000 to a human rights groups, Campaign Against Arms Trade and Reprieve. Campaign Against Arms Trade is based in the UK. Currently, the group is working on bringing the Arms Fair to a halt.

Not only that, the group’s entire purpose is to end the international arms trade. The group is most concerned with damaged economic development due to the arms trade.

The group works on stopping the acquisition and export of arms to places that will result in increased tension and conflict. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: https://twitter.com/JimLarkin_ and http://james-larkin.com/

Human rights group, Reprieve

Reprieve is a human rights group which focuses on eliminating extreme human rights abuse. Around the world, people are sentenced to death because of their crimes. Fortunately, Reprieve has saved at least 400 lives from experiencing the death penalty. The groups is also working on ending death by legal injection.

Reprieve helps pharmaceutical manufacturers break ties with the execution drug trade by preventing the sale of drugs to death row. One of the goals for this human rights group is to change the common perspective that death by legal injection is humane.

Since 1999, the group has been providing legal counsel and support for people facing execution, torture, and extrajudicial imprisonment and killing. The group continues to expose how the US government issues drones which target individuals on their “kill list”.

How the Frontera Fund launched

The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund was founded by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. The pair have dedicated the settlement income received after their arrest to funding migrant groups in Arizona. In 2007, Larkin and Lacey were awarded $3.75 million after being wrongfully arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The homes of Larkin and Lacey were entered in the middle of the night and the two were arrested. The two exposed that grand jury subpoenas had been issued to gain more details about writers, readers, and editors of the Phoenix New Times.

Information was requested such as browsing histories and IP addresses. The publication is where the two writers released the information about Sheriff Joe Arpaio.