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

15 April 2014
Foreigners could face being excluded from South Africa for two and 10 years if they try to travel here without a valid visa due to the withdrawal of...
14 April 2014
The Seriti Commission of Inquiry says the resignation of the chief evidence leader Tayob Aboobaker will not affect its work or public hearings being...
10 April 2014
The arms deal cost a total of R46.666 billion. That is the official figure for the 1999 Strategic Defence Procurement Package (SDPP) from the...
10 April 2014
South Africa positions itself as a continental leader, but the domestic reality is very different with immigration policies becoming increasingly...
27 March 2014
Media Statement and Transcript: Deputy Minister Fatima Chohan's address at the Home Affairs weekly media briefing, 26 March 2014...

Press Releases

20 March 2014
  Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is alarmed by the irregular arrest and detention of prominent Swazi human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and...
6 March 2014
Carolina and Silobela residents in Mpumalanga are again facing a water crisis after tests, conducted by Lawyers for Human Rights, on boreholes being...
28 February 2014
  Paul Holden and I have cooperated with the Arms Procurement Commission since its inception in the hope that it would finally reveal the full...
18 February 2014
  Lawyers for Human Rights, on the instructions of Andrew Feinstein, Paul Holden and Hennie van Vuuren, on Tuesday was left with no option but...
3 February 2014
  Lawyers for Human Rights is concerned by the Tshwane University of Technology’s wilful contempt of an urgent court order allowing...

Videos

Arms Deal critics to ensure that bribe recipients in the arms deal are brought to book
Three Arms Deal critics say they will pursue all legal avenues to ensure that those who took bribes...
Arms deal whistle blower up in arms
Arms deal wistleblower, author and former African National Congress member of Parliament Andrew...
TUT students still stranded despite court interdict
Thousands of students from the Tshwane University of Technology are still being housed in community...
Govt owns up to land reform failures
Government has acknowledged its failures in its land reform programme, particularly in providing...

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