Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a 37-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

21 July 2016
Today we have one of our colleagues, Toshiaki Takada, talk to us about Japanese Law, focusing on Refugee Law and Immigration Detention...
12 July 2016
The undersigned organisations condemn the increasing acts of harassment and intimidation against journalists in Lesotho, exemplified by the recent...
29 June 2016
Zonderwater prison inmate Charles Baloyi, who has spent 23 years behind bars, might have been incarcerated for almost a decade longer than necessary...
20 June 2016
Stateless children in South Africa are children who live in South Africa, and are even sometimes born in South Africa, but do not have the...
24 May 2016
We are looking for a Candidate Attorney LHR seeks to employ a self-motivated law graduate with an interest in human rights law in general and refugee...

Press Releases

7 July 2016
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is disappointed by the performance of the South African delegation at the recent session of the United Nation Human...
5 July 2016
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has been representing the residents of Blyvooruizicht community in Caltonville, in getting access to affordable...
4 July 2016
On Sunday, we woke to the terrible news of 300 shacks been caught by fire in Plastic View, the fire left the residents homeless and in distress. It...
20 June 2016
  Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) commends the Commission for Gender Equality’s (CGE) for the release of the investigative report on the...
1 June 2016
Today we awoke to the news of the passing of one of our founding members, advocate Jules Browde. We would like to join many others who knew advocate...

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