Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a 37-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

5 December 2016
In our pursuit to making rights real, we bring to you our plans and activities for the week. This is done, in so that the public, media and our...
28 November 2016
In our pursuit to making rights real, we bring to you our plans and activities for the week. This is done, in so that the public, media and our...
21 November 2016
In our pursuit to making rights real, we bring to you our plans and activities for the week. This is done, in so that the public, media and our...
14 November 2016
In our pursuit to making rights real, we bring to you our plans and activities for the week. This is done, in so that the public, media and our...
9 November 2016
9 November 2016   Dear Honourable Ministers Nkoana-Mashabane and Masutha, Ambassador Mxakato-Diseko, and Honourable Members of the Parliamentary...

Press Releases

5 December 2016
On 5 December LHR, on behalf of Sonke Gender Justice, argued before Judge Saldanha of the Western Cape High Court that the conditions of...
5 December 2016
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) notes with extreme concern the comments attributed to the Tshwane MMC for Human Settlements, Mr M Nkomo regarding the...
1 December 2016
  01 December 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On 5 December 2016, the case launched by Sonke Gender Justice (‘Sonke’) and Lawyers for...
18 November 2016
This week, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), appeared before the High Court of South Africa in Grahamstown to institute urgent contempt proceedings...
17 November 2016
  The right to a name and nationality is one of the most fundamental human right, however, a lot of children in South Africa spend much of...

Videos

The spate of looting of foreign national's shops in Isipingo: Nomagugu Mlawe
The spate of looting of foreign national's shops in Isipingo south of Durban has again thrown...
LHR's Liesl Muller discusses statelessness on KykNet
Liesl Muller - head of LHR's Statelessness Project - discusses the issues around statelessness...
The role of migrants in township economy
Recent incidents of looting against 'foreign-owned' shops in Soweto, Kagiso and other...
Lootings in Soweto has thrown open the issue of xenophobia
The spate of looting of foreign nationals' shops in parts of Soweto has thrown open the issue...

Photos

Refugee and Asylum Seekers Interactive Workshop
Legal consultation between migrant mineworker and LHR staff in Mozambique
Legal training workshop for AMIMO staff members in Gaza, Mozambique
Legal consultation between migrant mineworker and LHR staff in Mozambique
Legal training workshop for AMIMO staff members in Gaza, Mozambique
Legal consultation between migrant mineworker and LHR staff in Mozambique