You probably have encountered the terms “human rights organization” and “human rights group” several times now and perhaps you have been wondering if there is any sort of distinction between the two. The answer is simple, really: The two are exactly the same. The words “group” and “organization” are basically interchangeable in this case so this should settle that one problem for you. Next up, you might have been wondering about the necessity of forming a specific organization intended to deal with anything related to human rights. Would it not be sufficient with the government setting up some regulations or anything like that? Well, the answer to this question would be simple as well if somewhat tricky.
It is not that the government is not sufficient and that the government has the least concerns about the human rights that it becomes necessary to form a special group to handle issues regarding human rights. It is because human rights are not the only thing that the government should be concerned with. At the same time it must tackle issues with human rights, it also needs to handle everything else from economic stability to national defense. A second party, detached from the government and free from influences of it (but within certain forms of constraints), is needed to provide balance.
By establishing a human rights organization separate from the government, focus can be solely devoted to issues about violations against human rights. Human rights are perhaps the most important thing to acknowledge in this life but at the same time it is also one of the most widely disregarded topics in many parts of the world. Societal conflicts arise now and then, leading to the minorities suffering from violence. War can happen all the time (many wars are fought in various regions in the world at the moment), leaving the innocents vulnerable to violations.
Political organizations are basically untrustworthy in this regard. They only care about protecting the rights of their members and advancing their own agendas. Humanitarian and reporting groups are simply not enough. The world is in desperate need of an organization that deals with specific issues in terms of human rights violation and this is the kind of hard work that all human rights organizations have to tackle. Specific issue needs specific body of regulation to protect equal rights of everyone involved with a conflict. While other kinds of organizations may deal with human rights, it takes a group with particular interest in one single issue to better handle the matters.