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19 February 2018
(Press release)
19 February 2018 — Lawyers for Human Rights notes the statements released by the Chamber of Mines and the Department of Mineral Resources regarding postponement of the 2017 Mining Charter case by agreement between those two parties.  There are seven other applicants in the case, none of whom have been formally engaged by the respondent in this matter, the Department of Mineral...
18 February 2018
(Press release)
18 February 2018 --- Beginning tomorrow, four mining affected communities represented by Lawyers for Human Rights will be in the Pretoria High Court to challenge the Mining Charter published by Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane in June of last year.    The communities of Sefikile, Lesethleng, Babina Phuthi Ba Ga-Makola and Kgatlu, located in the Northwest and Limpopo...
12 February 2018
(News)
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 February 2018 Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) will...
12 February 2018
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Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) will appear at the Constitutional Court tomorrow in the matter of Rosemary Hunter v the Financial Services Board and others. The case concerns the irregular cancelation of thousands of pension funds by the registrar of the Financial Services Board (FSB) and the proper exercise of constitutional duties of public officials. LHR represent the Casual Workers Advice...
8 February 2018
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Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) made a submission to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on the occasion of its national hearing on social cohesion and xenophobia in South Africa. The following recommendations were made: Recommendation 1: Accountability and ethical leadership at all levels. Leadership at all levels when making public statements must do so in a manner which...
2 February 2018
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LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a thirty-nine-year track record of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. We offer human rights lawyers an exciting and challenging work environment covering a wide range of social justice issues.   LHR is inviting applications from law graduates with an interest in human rights law and public interest...
2 February 2018
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  When: 8 February 2018, 09h30-12h45 Where: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre, 1 Duncombe Road, Forest Town   Hate crime spares no one: when it goes unnoticed, unnamed, and unchecked, we are all victims. On 8 February 2018 the Hate Crimes Working Group will be releasing its five-year report into hate crimes and discrimination in South Africa. With 945 cases, the study is...
22 January 2018
(Press release)
22 January 2018- Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) expresses its concern over the announcement on Friday (19 January 2018) by the Cabinet Justice cluster of Operation Fiela II.  Operation Fiela I, which took place during heightened xenophobic tensions in 2015, created an environment of fear and saw widespread human rights abuses by police, military and immigration officials.  Use of...