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

31 October 2014
JOHANNESBURG, 31 October 2014 (IRIN) - When Elise M’s* 18-year-old daughter tried to kill herself with an overdose of pills last year, the...
31 October 2014
  Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) welcomed the Constitutional Court's order on Thursday that South African police investigate claims of...
31 October 2014
  The SAPS said on Thursday it will comply with the Constitutional Court's order to investigate claims of torture against senior Zimbabwean...
31 October 2014
  SA’s police must investigate allegations of torture by Zimbabwean authorities in the run-up to Zimbabwe’s 2008 election, the...
30 October 2014
The Constitutional Court in a landmark case ruled unanimously that the South African Police Service (SAPS) are obliged to investigate allegations of...

Press Releases

31 October 2014
Judgment has been reserved in the North Gauteng High Court after the Departments of Home Affairs and International Relations were called to report...
30 October 2014
In a ground-breaking judgment, the South African Constitutional Court has unanimously ruled that the South African Police Service (SAPS) must...
30 October 2014
Lawyers for Human Rights welcomes today’s Constitutional Court ruling that the South African Police Service must investigate crimes against...
21 October 2014
Lawyers for Human Rights are concerned by the ongoing practice of police stations being used to detain people for immigration reasons - often in poor...
20 October 2014
This Commission of Inquiry into the up to R70 billion Arms Deal – the Arms Procurement Commission - represents a historic opportunity to...

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