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

17 April 2019
LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a four-decade track record in human rights activism and public interest litigation in South...
29 January 2019
LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a four-decade track record in human rights activism and public interest litigation in South...
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...

Press Releases

7 May 2019
Lawyers for Human Rights welcomes the judgement of the Pretoria High Court yesterday in respect of more than 100 families (the “Monflorah Park...
6 May 2019
On 1 April 2019, Lawyers for Human Rights launched an urgent application against the City of Ekurhuleni on behalf of more than 100 families (the...
3 May 2019
Today, Lawyers for Human Rights approached the Johannesburg High Court to hear the matter of Alem Bazabe Ereselo v the CEO: Helen Joseph Hospital and...
3 April 2019
Lawyers for Human Rights celebrates the landmark judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal today, tackling a pressing human rights issue...
26 March 2019
Lawyers for Human Rights and Abba Specialist Adoption and Social Services welcome the Department of Home Affairs’ decision to register 33...

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