Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a 38-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

23 October 2017
On Tuesday 24 October 2017, the Gauteng Provincial High Court in Pretoria will hear legal arguments of a Botswana national in a bid to secure his...
30 September 2017
  The Lawyers for Human Rights’ Refugee and Migrant Rights Program is currently looking to interview law graduates or paralegals to assist...
5 September 2017
Lawyers For Human Rights in partnership with Tri Continental Film Festival TCFF presents, "Strike a Rock" and “Voetsek...
18 August 2017
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is offering an internship to a promising graduate for a period of 3 to 6 months. The internship will be based in...
15 August 2017
National Deputy-Minister of Police 15 August 2017 Dear Honourable Deputy-Minister Mkongi    OUR CONCERN REGARDING XENOPHOBIC STATEMENTS...

Press Releases

14 November 2017
Lawyers for Human Rights is delighted that the Pretoria High Court today ruled that four of its clients, the Bakgatla Ba Sefikile, Lesethleng, Babina...
1 November 2017
The High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division Pretoria recently handed down judgment in the matter of Pule Molefe and Residents of the...
23 October 2017
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is shocked by the arrest of 13 human rights activists, including two South African citizens, in Tanzania. Tanzanian...
10 October 2017
Today, Lawyers for Human Rights appeared before the High Court in Pretoria on behalf of Mr Given Nkwane to declare unconstitutional Rule 46(12) of...
26 September 2017
Today the 26th of September 2017 the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria handed down judgment in the case of Mantshabelle Mary...

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