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20 March 2018
(Press release)
On 4 August 2017 the matter of the South African History Archive (“SAHA”) v the South African Reserve Bank (“SARB”) was heard in the high court. Lawyers for Human Rights (“LHR”) represented SAHA as the applicant in this matter. SAHA makes requests in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (“PAIA”) as part of its Freedom of...
19 March 2018
(News)
The Week Ahead 19-23 March 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 partners are always aware of our cases and advocacy activities. We hope that this is not only informative but encourages everyone to contribute towards our goal, which is making rights real.   19 March 2018 The matter...
19 March 2018
(Press release)
19 March 2018 The matter of Mr Godfrey Mtenje will continue be heard in the Land Claims Court of South Africa on the 20th of March 2018. Lawyers for Human Rights (“LHR”) represents Mr Mtenje and his family who reside in dilapidated tents on a plot in Hercules, Pretoria. Mr Mtenje and his family arrived at the plot in 1991 where they lawfully took occupation of a brick...
12 March 2018
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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 partners are always aware of our cases and advocacy activities. We hope that this is not only informative but encourages everyone to contribute towards our goal, which is making rights real.   13 March 2018 The Socio Economic Rights project will be...
9 March 2018
(Press release)
    The Gauteng Division of the High Court handed down judgment in the matter of Law Society of South Africa and others v The President of the Republic of South Africa and others on 1 March 2018 ruling that the President's participation in the suspension of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal was unconstitutional. The case, brought initially by the Law...
5 March 2018
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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 partners are always aware of our cases and advocacy activities. We hope that this is not only informative but encourages everyone to contribute towards our goal, which is making rights real.   5 March 2018 Today our Upington Office attended the #...
26 February 2018
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LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a four-decade track record in human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. We offer human rights activists and lawyers an exciting and challenging work environment covering a wide range of social justice issues.   LHR is inviting applications for the position of project officer to work on a project to build...
21 February 2018
(Press release)
On 22 February 2018, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) will appear at the Constitutional Court in the matter of Assign Services v NUMSA and Others, when the Constitutional Court will hear arguments on the proper interpretation and effect of section 198A(3)(b) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA).  LHR represent the Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO) who has been admitted as amicus...
19 February 2018
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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 partners are always aware of our cases and advocacy activities. We hope that this is not only informative but encourages everyone to contribute towards our goal, which is making rights real.   19 February 2018 Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) appeared...
19 February 2018
(Press release)
Mining affected communities acknowledged as key stakeholders   19 February 2018 --- This morning, the Pretoria High Court postponed the judicial review of the Mining Charter published last year by Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane, in order for the President to initiate a new, inclusive consultation process that will underpin revisions to the Charter.  In the same order, the...