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14 August 2019
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Lawyers for Human Rights is inviting applications from law students and graduates with an interest in human rights law and public interest litigation to apply for the volunteer internship programme in the Penal Reform Programe (PRP) based at the Johannesburg Law Clinic. The PRP engages in strategic litigation for the purpose of the protection of inmates’ rights. Interns may be required to...
12 August 2019
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    Lawyers for Human Rights is inviting applications from law students and graduates with an interest in human rights law and public interest litigation to apply for the volunteer internship programme in the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme based in the Pretoria Law Clinic and the Strategic Litigation Programme based in the Johannesburg Law Clinic. The Refugee and Migrant Rights...
19 July 2019
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Lawyers for Human Rights is inviting applications from law students and graduates with an interest in human rights law and public interest litigation to apply for the volunteer internship programme in the Land and Housing Programme. The Land and Housing Programme's work is concentrated on the advancement of land, housing, and property rights of the poor, marginalised and historically...
17 July 2019
(Press release)
LHR welcomes the judgment handed down by Maya P in the Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday, 8 July 2019, where it confirmed the right of the Mampies family to bury their deceased in accordance with their religious and cultural beliefs.The court dismissed an appeal brought by Sandvliet Boerdery (Pty) Ltd, against a judgment by Poswa-Lerotholi AJ handed down in September 2017 in the Land Claims Court...
30 May 2019
(Press release)
Lawyers for Human Rights welcomes the decision by the High Court this week dismissing an attempt by the Department of Home Affairs to deprive a stateless child of her right to citizenship. This decision will hopefully end the 6 year court battle that 11-year old Maria (not her real name) endured in the fight for her right to a nationality. “The South African Citizenship Act gives...
7 May 2019
(Press release)
Lawyers for Human Rights welcomes the judgement of the Pretoria High Court yesterday in respect of more than 100 families (the “Monflorah Park Community”) whose homes were repeatedly and illegally demolished without a court order, and their personal possessions burnt to ashes by the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department over the course of the last five months. The community, composed of...
6 May 2019
(Press release)
On 1 April 2019, Lawyers for Human Rights launched an urgent application against the City of Ekurhuleni on behalf of more than 100 families (the “Monflorah Park Community”) whose homes were repeatedly and illegally demolished without a court order, and their personal possessions burnt to ashes by the Ekurhuleni  Metro Police Department during the period of December 2018 to April...
3 May 2019
(Press release)
Today, Lawyers for Human Rights approached the Johannesburg High Court to hear the matter of Alem Bazabe Ereselo v the CEO: Helen Joseph Hospital and Others, which concerns an asylum seeker’s Constitutional right to access emergency medical treatment, equality, human dignity, and life. After fleeing Ethiopia due to persecution on the basis of her political opinion, the Applicant in this...
17 April 2019
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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. We are committed to transformation of the sector.  LHR is inviting applications from law graduates with...
3 April 2019
(Press release)
Lawyers for Human Rights celebrates the landmark judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal today, tackling a pressing human rights issue that has been largely ignored in South African metros: a pattern of confiscating and destroying the property of the poorest members of society. This case concerned a group of almost 30 homeless people who have lived on a traffic island under the R31...