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

25 November 2014
Potentially life-saving treatment came too late for a 27-year-old Ethiopian refugee to South Africa, who was due to ask the high court on Tuesday to...
25 November 2014
  Lawyers For Human Rights says it's outraged at a law that prevented a foreign national who's a refugee in the country, from receiving...
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...

Press Releases

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...
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...

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