Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a 35-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

26 August 2015
The LHR said the guilty verdict showed that effective and efficient investigations could result in convictions. “LHR is hopeful that this...
26 August 2015
Independent human rights organisation Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has launched an urgent application in South Africa's North West High Court,...
25 August 2015
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has launched an urgent High Court application to have Pilanesberg Platinum Mines immediately halt all mining...
21 August 2015
The Constitutional court has passed a judgment ordering the Port Elizabeth Home Affairs to reopen the Refugee Reception Office saying the closure was...
21 August 2015
Jubilation filled the Constitutional Court on Thursday after the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Tribal Communal Property Association won a hard-fought and...

Press Releases

26 August 2015
25 August 2015
Lawyers for Human Rights welcomes judgment in the murder of Daveyton taxi driver Mido Macia which shows that effective and efficient investigations...
24 August 2015
Lawyers for Human Rights has launched an urgent high court application to have Pilanesberg Platinum Mines immediately halt all mining activities in...
13 August 2015
Lawyers for Human Rights has appeared in the Pretoria High Court on behalf of a female-headed family, who are being evicted from their family home....
7 August 2015
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is alarmed at the use of derogatory and offensive remarks made by Deputy Police Minister Makhotso Sotyu during a...

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

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