About Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation whose vision is to be:

  • a leading, effective human rights and constitutional watchdog and advocate,
  • an international force in the development and delivery of human rights, with a primary focus in Africa,
  • a primary contributor to clear strategic policy on the delivery of socio-economic rights for the disadvantaged.

To this end, LHR strives to promote awareness, protection and enforcement of legal and human rights through the creation of a human rights culture.

Started in 1979, LHR rapidly achieved a proud record of fighting oppression and abuse of human rights under apartheid. LHR later helped usher in the transition to democracy through its voter education and monitoring in 1994. Today it is recognised as being in the vanguard of civil society in our emerging democracy.

LHR recognises that in the new era it may be necessary to enter into joint ventures with state institutions so as to promote its objectives. It remains vigilant and will not abandon its role of watchdog and advocate for the just cause. It is as committed to being a relevant and effective human rights organisation today as it was in the yesteryears.

LHR offers internships:

Applications for volunteer positions and internships are welcomed.

Forward a cover letter and curriculum vitae to us indicating your interests. Send applications to our Project Coordinator pierre [at] lhr [dot] org [dot] za (subject: Internship%20query) (Pierre Sebakwiye).