Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a 35-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

3 May 2016
​​New Mobile Service Provides Low-Cost HUMAN Rights Information to Non-Nationals Living in South Africa ...
21 April 2016
Press Statement by Andrew Feinstein, Paul Holden and Hennie Van Vuuren, regarding the release of the Seriti Commission Report into the Arms Deal...
15 April 2016
Mamelodi Hostel Residents March, asking the City of Tshwane to address their Concerns   Mamelodi hostel residents will yet again take their...
26 November 2015
Lawyers for Human Rights are investigating prison officials at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre for alleged abuse of inmates. These range...
23 November 2015
 The Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre is being investigated for human rights abuses. It has been alleged that correctional officers severely...

Press Releases

29 April 2016
On May 1st the world celebrates, International Labour Day. It is a day where people are provided a time to reflect on the achievement of being...
21 April 2016
Press statement: LHR Disappointed by Flawed Arms Deal Commission Investigation 21 April 2016   Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is disappointed...
8 April 2016
Press statement: LHR appoints new Media and Communications Manager It is with great pleasure that we welcome our newest staff member, Carol Mohlala,...
6 April 2016
Press statement: LHR welcomes the Report of the Special Reference Group on Migration and Community Integration in KZN Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR)...
23 March 2016
On Sunday afternoon the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) offices in Parktown, Johannesburg were the target of a military-style raid. Those conducting...

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