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

22 October 2014
Following numerous reports of abuse, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has asked the organisation to establish an office at the centre. Home...
21 October 2014
  Two London-based critics won't testify at the Seriti commission of inquiry, despite the commission saying that it will reissue their...
21 October 2014
Hennie Van Vuuren, author and key critic of the arms deal, has declined to take the oath or give evidence at the arms procurement commission....
21 October 2014
  Legal action will be taken against arms deal critic Hennie van Vuuren for refusing to testify, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry said on Monday...
17 October 2014
Botswana’s defence minister, Ramadeluka Seretse, has insisted that his government will not give South Africa an undertaking that a Botswana...

Press Releases

21 October 2014
Lawyers for Human Rights are concerned by the ongoing practice of police stations being used to detain people for immigration reasons - often in poor...
20 October 2014
This Commission of Inquiry into the up to R70 billion Arms Deal – the Arms Procurement Commission - represents a historic opportunity to...
17 October 2014
The Wits Justice Project was disturbed to hear the unfounded allegations made against it by Acting National Commissioner of the Department of...
8 October 2014
 In 2010, the Department of Home Affairs ran a special dispensation process for Zimbabweans, issuing them with DZP permits to work, study or...
2 October 2014
  On August 13, 2014, Mr. Edwin Samotse, a Botswana national, was unlawfully deported from South Africa to Botswana, where he runs the risk of...

Videos

Statelessness Short Film: Frederick Ngubane
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....

Photos

The LHR team in the SCA on the Limpopo Traders appeal, 16 September 2014
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