Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a 30-year track record of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. LHR uses the law as a positive instrument for change and to deepen the democratisation of South African society. To this end, it provides free legal services to vulnerable, marginalised and indigent individuals and communities, both non-national and South African, who are victims of unlawful infringements of their constitutional rights.

News

29 August 2014
Three prominent critics of South Africa’s multibillion-rand arms deal have withdrawn their names from the Seriti commission witness list,...
29 August 2014
The Seriti Commission of Inquiry is considering the decision by three arms deal critics to withdraw from all proceedings, it said on Thursday....
28 August 2014
Three arms deal critics and phase two witnesses, Andrew Feinstein, Hennie Van Vuuren and Paul Holden, have pulled out of the arms deal commission,...
11 August 2014
Judy Manjoro (49) is a teacher, but when she fled Zimbabwe in 2005 during political violence and came to South Africa, she was forced to become a...
11 August 2014
Given a global platform to explain the successes of the ANC and his government, President Jacob Zuma took his chance at the National Press Club in...

Press Releases

28 August 2014
The Arms Deal was a uniquely damaging moment in our young democratic history. It was concluded after decades of uncontrolled spending on foreign and...
28 August 2014
Andrew Feinstein, Paul Holden and Hennie van Vuuren, witnesses whom Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has been representing before the Seriti Commission...
22 August 2014
Lawyers for Human Rights has welcomed the two-year sentencing of the Tshwane metro police officer found guilty of the 2010 kidnapping and assault of...
14 August 2014
On Friday, 8 August 2014, attorneys at Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) and the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) addressed joint letters to the...
12 August 2014
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has cautiously welcomed today’s (Tuesday) announcement by the Department of Home Affairs that a new dispensation...

Videos

Seriti Commission a cover up: Arms Deal critics
Three key witnesses at the hearing into the mutli-billion rand Arms Deal on Thursday called for the...
LHR's Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh discusses the ZSP permits
School for refugee children faces closure
iTemba school educates the children of refugees when they're turned away by public schools....
The right to health care for migrants
LHR's Patricia Erasmus discusses the right to health care for migrants on the SABC's...

Photos

Birth registration training in Munsieville, Krugersdorp - 2013
Birth registration training in Munsieville, Krugersdorp - 2013
Birth registration training in Munsieville, Krugersdorp - 2013
Birth registration training in Munsieville, Krugersdorp - 2013
Birth registration training in Munsieville, Krugersdorp - 2013
Mokopane residents march on Platreef, demanding better consultation on mining in the area