Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a 39-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

19 February 2018
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...
12 February 2018
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...
8 February 2018
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) made a submission to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on the occasion of its national hearing on...
2 February 2018
LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a thirty-nine-year track record of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South...
2 February 2018
  When: 8 February 2018, 09h30-12h45 Where: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre, 1 Duncombe Road, Forest Town   Hate crime spares...

Press Releases

21 February 2018
On 22 February 2018, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) will appear at the Constitutional Court in the matter of Assign Services v NUMSA and Others, when...
19 February 2018
Mining affected communities acknowledged as key stakeholders   19 February 2018 --- This morning, the Pretoria High Court postponed the judicial...
19 February 2018
19 February 2018 — Lawyers for Human Rights notes the statements released by the Chamber of Mines and the Department of Mineral Resources...
18 February 2018
Mining host communities in court to challenge 2017 Mining Charter   18 February 2018 --- Beginning tomorrow, four mining affected communities...
12 February 2018
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) will appear at the Constitutional Court tomorrow in the matter of Rosemary Hunter v the Financial Services Board and...

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