Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a 39-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

31 July 2018
The Board of Lawyers for Human Rights has appointed Mildred Khumalo and Michael Clements to the roles of Acting Co-Directors of the organization....
29 June 2018
  The Lawyers for Human Rights’ Refugee and Migrant Rights Program is looking for law graduates or paralegals to assist as interns in...
29 June 2018
    On a yearly basis, the Mail & Guardian publishes a list of 200 exceptional and notable South Africans under the age of 35 in...
4 June 2018
LHR hosted a workshop on mine closures, their impacts on affected communities, and strategies for community responses. The workshop is organised and...
9 April 2018
In our pursuit to making rights real, we bring to you our plans and activities for the week. This is done, in so that the public, media and our...

Press Releases

14 September 2018
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Lawyers for Human Rights welcomes the Constitutional Court’s decision upholding the right of some 6,000 people of the...
11 September 2018
On 9 May 2018, Judge Norman Davis handed down judgment in the Pretoria High Court in favour of the residents of Marievale who had been violently and...
10 September 2018
Today, Monday 10 September 2018, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) will be at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein to appeal against the...
29 August 2018
29 August 2018   On 30 August 2018, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) will appear at the Constitutional Court on behalf of Southern Africa...
23 August 2018
23 August 2018   Sonke Gender Justice and Lawyers for Human Rights welcome the Deputy Minister of Police’s statement on unintended...

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