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

21 July 2014
Phase two of the arms procurement commission’s public hearings will start on Monday. Now, the commission will deal with the second leg of its...
21 July 2014
  Zimbabwe will be able to support any influx of deportees from South Africa and Botswana, according to the minister of home affairs, Kembo...
19 July 2014
The purchasing of the Gripen and Hawk fighter jets during the 1999 arms deal remains sullied with allegations of bribery and rigged tender processes...
19 July 2014
A gravely ill 12-year-old Somali girl will receive the medical treatment she needs for a heart condition, including an operation, after a settlement...
19 July 2014
Somali girl to get life-saving treatment A critically ill young Somali girl was Friday morning admitted to a state hospital in Pretoria for treatment...

Press Releases

18 July 2014
Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria has agreed to treat a 12-year-old Somali girl that was initially refused a life-saving operation. Lawyers...
17 July 2014
Lawyers for Human Rights is disappointed by the ruling of the Mbabane High Court in Swaziland that has found prominent Swazi human rights lawyer...
16 July 2014
Lawyers for Human Rights has launched an urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court seeking life-saving medical treatment for a 12-year-old...
11 July 2014
Lawyers for Human Rights is appalled by the arrest of over 100 community healthcare workers and Treatment Action Campaign members during the start of...
7 July 2014
Last week, the North Gauteng High Court  in Pretoria set a precedent by declaring a six-year-old child a South African citizen The child was...

Videos

South Africa's ex-President Mbeki to testify at arms inquiry
Former president Thabo Mbeki to testify before Arms Procurement Commission
LHR cross-examines Thabo Mbeki
LHR cross-examines former president Thabo Mbeki at the Arms Procurement Commission into the multi-...
Former president Thabo Mbeki testifies at Arms Deal Commission
Former president Thabo Mbeki testifies before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the multi-...
LHR's Liesl Muller discusses statelessness across the world
Lawyers for Human Rights' Liesl Muller shed light on the issues of statelessness which affects...

Photos

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
Mokopane residents march on Platreef, demanding better consultation on mining in the area