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

5 March 2015
This week Urban Joburg and CityAfrika hosted an open discussion on the City of Johannesburg’s Operation KeMalao ‘It’s the law...
5 March 2015
Lawyers for Human Rights have urged the National Department of Health to ensure that staff at all hospitals are properly trained on the law around...
4 March 2015
Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has condemned an instruction to foreigners by the SA Civic Organisation (Sanco) to leave Snake Park...
27 February 2015
Two important decisions just delivered by courts at opposite ends of South Africa illustrate some of the serious difficulties experienced by refugees...
24 February 2015
“The back of a police van is the only place that feels like home.” This is the plight of a young man, Singejeje Adel, who has no family...

Press Releases

5 March 2015
The North Gauteng High Court has dismissed a rescission application brought by the Tshwane University of Technology against a contempt order obtained...
27 February 2015
Human rights groups and organisations affirmed their commitment to advocating for human rights and constitutional compliance within the criminal...
25 February 2015
In the wake of worrying reports this morning on Eyewitness News that a heavily pregnant Zimbabwean woman was supposedly denied medical assistance...
13 February 2015
Lawyers for Human Rights has launched the Promoting Citizenship and Preventing Statelessness in South Africa: A Practitioner’s Guide that will...
9 February 2015
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is a dynamic human rights organisation with a long track-record of human rights activism and public interest...

Videos

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...
Court to hear details of illegal Botswana deportation fiasco
Home Affairs says it’s suspended three officials over an illegal deportation scandal. The...
Statelessness Short Film: Frederick Ngubane

Photos

The LHR team in the SCA on the Limpopo Traders appeal, 16 September 2014
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