By virtue of being human, there are norms and principles that seek to control the existence of humanity. These moral norms are defined as human rights because there is a set of standards for human character that are constantly regulated by legal rights as well as international law.
Commonly, the rights are understood as fundamental for the existence of people. In the current century, human rights are significant rights that are inherently entitled to humans by virtue of being part of the society. These rights are entitled to an individual irrespective of their nation, language, culture, ethnicity as well as religion and any additional status in life.
Birth of Human Rights
In essence, human and civil rights co-exist and are applicable in the entire universe. By virtue of being universal, it is highly important to note that the history of human rights stemmed from a tough core in the universe. Amidst war zones, unpleasant treatment among humans, lack of empathy, there was the battle of the wits.
Organizations as well as governments merged to form strong platforms that fought for human rights.
Regarded as empathetic platforms that fight for the rights of humanity in different channels, these organizations have since co-existed to create a comfortable living environment for humans. One such organization is the Open Society Foundations.
Open Society Foundations
Open Society Foundations was established by billionaire George Soros. After experiencing unpleasant childhood coupled with the Nazi regime and killings, Soros learned how to survive in harsh living conditions. Read more: Michael Larcey | Twitter and Jim Larkin |LinkedIn
A young boy then, Soros flee to London in pursuit of education. He was inclined on succeeding despite his past. While at the London School of Economics, he was passionate about economics and how its measures control the money value across the world.
Impressed by the works of Karl Popper, Soros established an organization that presently fights for human rights by fostering acceptance, peace and unity across the world. The Open Society Foundations was founded with the common citizen on mind. The primary aim of this organization is to merge philanthropic organizations that have the same vision.
Through the guidance of George Soros, the Open Society Foundations has extensively expanded to work on enhancing cultural acceptance.
Soros philanthropy dates to 1979 when he started dishing out scholarship to South Africans. It is projected that he was helpful in the facilitation of exchanging ideas to communists through the provision of printers.
Lacey and Larking
The founders of New Times Michael Lacey joined by Jim Larkin the chief executive officer were arrested over allegations that they had revealed grand jury information concerning a high ranking case in their story dubbed Grand Jury Targets. They were put in custody and bailed out after a court hearing that proved their innocence.
Following the case, there was a settlement of $3.79 million. The duo channeled the entire amount to charity works stating that human and civil rights foundations needed the funds.
This is because the people of Arizona can do with the support. Under the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, the amount was channeled to different helpful organizations for immigrants, human and civil rights foundations.
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