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

13 November 2018
The Lawyers for Human Rights’ Security of Farm Workers Project in Upington for law graduates or paralegals to assist as interns. Our interns...
31 July 2018
The Board of Lawyers for Human Rights has appointed Mildred Khumalo and Michael Clements to the roles of Acting Co-Directors of the organization....
29 June 2018
  The Lawyers for Human Rights’ Refugee and Migrant Rights Program is looking for law graduates or paralegals to assist as interns in...
29 June 2018
    On a yearly basis, the Mail & Guardian publishes a list of 200 exceptional and notable South Africans under the age of 35 in...
4 June 2018
LHR hosted a workshop on mine closures, their impacts on affected communities, and strategies for community responses. The workshop is organised and...

Press Releases

14 November 2018
JOINT PRESS RELEASE by Centre for Child Law, Lawyers for Human Rights, the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, the UCT Refugee Law Clinic   For...
31 October 2018
On 26 November 2018, the Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) will appear in the Cape High Court, sitting as an Equality Court, on behalf of Jade September...
30 October 2018
Today the 30th of October 2018 the Constitutional Court of South Africa handed down a unanimous judgment in the case of Mantshabelle Mary Rahube v...
29 October 2018
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) will appear at the Constitutional Court on Thursday 1 November 2018 to challenge the Department of Home Affairs...
26 October 2018
After more than 7 years of being closed, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) finally reopened the Port Elizabeth Refugee Reception Office (PE RRO)...

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