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

16 September 2014
Arms deal critics Hennie Van Vuuren, Andrew Feinstein and Paul Holden, who withdrew in protest from appearing as witnesses are being subpoenaed to...
11 September 2014
  Our Home Affairs department has recently been in the news for its valiant attempts to keep people out of South Africa. Now, it’s...
10 September 2014
  Botswana citizen Edwin Samotse - now possibly languishing in jail in that country - is the subject of frantic cross-border diplomatic efforts...
9 September 2014
Home Affairs inquires illegal deportation The illegal deportation of a Botswana national who could face the death penalty is being investigated, the...
8 September 2014
The life of a Botswana national is hanging in the balance after the Home Affairs Department deported him to his home country were he is facing...

Press Releases

16 September 2014
Press statement: Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment – Mokopane Communities in the dark about benefits from Ivanplats’ BBBEE...
9 September 2014
Public violence charges have been withdrawn against 32 Samancor mineworkers in the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court. The striking mineworkers were...
4 September 2014
Lawyers for Human Rights is appalled at the Home Affairs Department’s latest blatant disregard for the rule of law by deporting a Botswana...
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...

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