Lawyers for Human Rights annual report 2016

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Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) continues to be a prominent South African human rights organisation committed to social justice activism and strategic public interest litigation. Founded in 1979 in response to the increasingly repressive apartheid regime, LHR lawyers provided legal support to political prisoners, communities faced with forced removals and actively campaigned against the death penalty.


This year, LHR continued to use the South African Constitution as a transformative instrument for change and to deepen the democratisation of South African society. The organisation provides a full range of free legal services to individuals, social movements and marginalised communities through targeted advocacy and strategic litigation.

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