South Africa

Queue Here for Corruption: Measuring Irregularities in South Africa’s Asylum System

The report “Queue Here for Corruption: Measuring Irregularities in South Africa’s Asylum System” comes as SA grapples with xenophobic violence, incoherent changes to the country’s immigration policies and dubious attempts by  various spheres of government to address these issues.

LHR files high court challenge against Operation Fiela-Reclaim

The urgent high court application to interdict the government from continuing with Operation Fiela-Reclaim raids unless legislative provisions are adhered to has been removed from the urgent roll in the high court in Pretoria.

2013 annual report

The 2013 annual report highlights some of LHR's most noteworthy cases and interventions.

Promoting Citizenship and Preventing Statelessness in South Africa: A Practitioner’s Guide

The Guide was drafted with the intention of aiding attorneys, paralegals and social workers in promoting access to citizenship and combating statelessness in the country. The guide is a collection of lessons learned in our effort to assist clients in accessing nationality. The guide is hoped to assist in demystifying the current legal framework relating to nationality and statelessness and will provide tools to play an active role in the ongoing reform of this field of law.

Immigration Directive no 32 of 2014

Administration of Zimbabwean nationals on special dispensation permits

SAHRC investigative report into conditions of detention at Lindela Repatriation Centre

The South African Human Rights Commission's investigative report into conditions of detention at Lindela Repatriation Centre.

"We are not afraid": Land rights defenders attacked for confronting unbridled development

Land rights defenders are increasingly the target of repressive measures, says the Observatory in a new report published in The Philippines, Mexico, and South Africa.

The pressure on land has become unbearable and mobilisation for the respect of the economic, social and cultural rights of affected communities has become a high risk activity.

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