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5 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.   5 March 2018 Today our Upington Office attended the #...
26 February 2018
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...
19 February 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 February 2018 Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) appeared...
12 February 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.   13 February 2018 Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) will...
8 February 2018
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
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
  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...
23 October 2017
On Tuesday 24 October 2017, the Gauteng Provincial High Court in Pretoria will hear legal arguments of a Botswana national in a bid to secure his release from unlawful detention and prevent his extradition back to Botswana, without first obtaining assurance from the Botswana government of non-capital punishment. Keitkile Jampe faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted for  a...
30 September 2017
  The Lawyers for Human Rights’ Refugee and Migrant Rights Program is currently looking to interview law graduates or paralegals to assist as interns in the Johannesburg law clinic in Braamfontein as well as our clinic in Pretoria for 2018.    Our interns assist with various support activities including client interaction and communication, legal correspondence and...
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...