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

28 July 2015
Researchers have warned that disturbingly high levels of corruption in the Asylum Seeking Process may soon spread to other areas of the public...
28 July 2015
Children seeking asylum will now be included in their caregiver’s application‚ regardless of whether they are biological relatives...
28 July 2015
The Department of Home Affairs has gone into damage control mode following a report that listed its Marabastad office as its most corrupt. In...
27 July 2015
A report by Lawyers for Human Rights and the University of the Witwatersrand-based African Centre for Migration and Society, released this week,...
27 July 2015
The Department of Home Affairs went into damage control mode following a report that listed its Marabastad office as its most corrupt. In response to...

Press Releases

23 July 2015
The report released by Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) and the African Centre of Migration & Society (ACMS) on institutionalised corruption within...
22 July 2015
Today Lawyers for Human Rights and the African Centre for Migration & Society at Wits University launched key research findings on corruption...
13 July 2015
Lawyers for Human Rights would like to invite you to attend its one-day seminar within the framework of this year’s Public Interest Law...
10 July 2015
A sixteen year old boy who entered South Africa with his aunt after he was orphaned during armed conflict in the Congo was not included in her asylum...
24 June 2015
The urgent high court application to interdict the government from continuing with Operation Fiela-Reclaim raids unless legislative provisions are...

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