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

19 November 2014
On 17 November 2014, the Sowetan issued an apology for misrepresenting facts and wrongfully attributing quotes to LHR and MIACC [our client].
19 November 2014
On a cloudy Monday afternoon, an imposing group of watchful, youthful men and women in bright yellow bibs religiously congregate along Thabo Sehume...
13 November 2014
The task team established by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba to investigate the implementation of the new visa regulations was aware of the...
13 November 2014
  On 4th November the UN launched a global campaign to end statelessness within ten years. I confidently predict that the result of this...
13 November 2014
SANDF chief of acquisitions during the 1999 arms deal period Shamin “Chippy” Shaik did not hand-pick the particular suppliers, the Seriti...

Press Releases

21 November 2014
Lawyers for Human Rights welcomes the Department of Home Affairs’ promise to address the deplorable situation at the Marabastad Refugee...
21 November 2014
Twenty-five years ago the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted, and with it the world made a promise to children: to uphold...
13 November 2014
Following its recent mission conducted in South Sudan, FIDH raises serious concerns over the risks of a further deterioration of the human rights and...
10 November 2014
Ivanhoe Mines announced last week that the mining right for the development and operation of the company’s Platreef mining project in Mokopane...
6 November 2014
LHR is seeking an experienced human rights lawyer to head its Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme, based either in Johannesburg or Pretoria.

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