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

12 December 2014
Refugee advocates in South Africa have reacted with dismay and scepticism to a planned revamp of the asylum application process which the government...
12 December 2014
A middleman in the 1999 multi-billion rand arms procurement deal on Thursday told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry he failed to understand why he had...
8 December 2014
It is especially appropriate that this very important discussion in migration is happening here in Africa, and on a very special date, a year to the...
8 December 2014
South African police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters who blocked a highway with rocks and tires near Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (IVN)’s...
2 December 2014
In 2010, Tiwonge Chimbalanga, a transgender woman, was imprisoned in Malawi for getting engaged to a man. Pardoned and freed, she now lives in exile...

Press Releases

9 December 2014
Civilians in South Sudan have been paying a huge price since the outbreak, on December 15, 2013, of the conflict which opposed the forces loyal to...
3 December 2014
The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a landmark decision on assessing the credibility of sexual minority asylum seekers. In A, B and...
28 November 2014
  The below organisations stand in solidarity with the family and loved ones of Michael Brown and those bereaved, angered and in danger in...
26 November 2014
  In a hard-hitting judgement handed down on 26 November 2014, the Supreme Court of Appeal ordered ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (AMSA) to...
25 November 2014
Lawyers for Human Rights has been forced to remove an urgent medical matter from the urgent roll in the North Gauteng High Court after Ethiopian...

Videos

Court to hear details of illegal Botswana deportation fiasco
Home Affairs says it’s suspended three officials over an illegal deportation scandal. The...
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

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