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5 September 2017
Lawyers For Human Rights in partnership with Tri Continental Film Festival TCFF presents, "Strike a Rock" and “Voetsek! Us, Brothers?” documentary screenings. When: 6 and 7 September 2017 Where: Kutlwanong Democracy Centre 357 Visagie Street, Pretoria Time: 5.30 for 6 pm  Please RSVP to Carol Mohlala, at carol [at] lhr [dot] org [dot] za This is an...
18 August 2017
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is offering an internship to a promising graduate for a period of 3 to 6 months. The internship will be based in Pretoria. Requirements: National Diploma / B Degree in Communications/ Public Relations/ Media Studies. Key Performance Areas: Media Assist with on-line communications with a specific audience in mind, making sure the organization communicates...
15 August 2017
National Deputy-Minister of Police 15 August 2017 Dear Honourable Deputy-Minister Mkongi    OUR CONCERN REGARDING XENOPHOBIC STATEMENTS   The Hate Crimes Working Group  (HCWG) is a multi-sectoral network of 35 civil society organizations set up to spearhead advocacy and reform initiatives pertaining to hate crimes in South Africa and the region. Members of the network work in...
10 August 2017
Today, we learnt of the passing of Nic Swart, the CEO of the Law Society of South Africa. In his capacity as CEO, Mr Swart steered the law society into a new era under the Legal Practice Act and during his tenure as Director of Legal Education and Development (LEAD), Swart made an important contribution in developing a more diverse generation of young attorneys entering the profession. ...
8 August 2017
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is heartened by today’s Land Claims Court ruling in the matter of Paulinah Moleleki v. Far West Dolomitic Water Association  to uphold the right of indigent defendants to be afforded adequate representation and support to ensure a fair trial. Judge Poswa-Lerotholi AJ issued the judgment, which rescinds an eviction order for a family (our clients) who have...
24 July 2017
Lawyers for Human Rights is a vibrant human rights organisation with a proud history of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa since 1979. With six offices spread around the country, LHR has a national footprint and offers specialist public interest legal services in key programme areas such as refugee and migrant rights, land reform, housing, environmental justice,...
24 July 2017
The Lawyers for Human Rights’ Refugee and Migrant Rights Program is looking for law graduates or paralegals to assist as interns in the Johannesburg law clinic in Braamfontein as well as our clinic in Pretoria. Our interns assist with various support activities including client interaction and communication, legal correspondence and submissions, as well as administrative support. ...
21 July 2017
LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a thirty eight 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 litigation...
19 July 2017
Join us at Public Interest Law Gathering (PILG)  discussing the "Crisis in Social Care Services: Legal and Other Solutions" South African civil society is well-aware of the shrinking space available to us for progressive advocacy and political dissent. However, there is another area where our space is under pressure that requires urgent attention. The overwhelming majority of...
12 July 2017
Internationally ‘labour flexibility’ has been the underlying philosophy guiding state and employer reform of labour markets over the past 20 to 30 years, ostensibly in response to intensified competition caused by globalization. Employers have completely reorganised the employment relation by increasingly using more and more contract or casual labour. In some instances such labour is...