Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a 39-year track record of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. LHR uses the law as a positive instrument for change and to deepen the democratisation of South African society. To this end, it provides free legal services to vulnerable, marginalised and indigent individuals and communities, both non-national and South African, who are victims of unlawful infringements of their constitutional rights.

News

7 October 2019
As members of the global community of civil society actors engaged daily in action to protect everyone’s right to a nationality, we applaud...
4 October 2019
LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a four-decade track record in human rights activism and public interest litigation in South...
14 August 2019
Lawyers for Human Rights is inviting applications from law students and graduates with an interest in human rights law and public interest litigation...
12 August 2019
    Lawyers for Human Rights is inviting applications from law students and graduates with an interest in human rights law and public...
19 July 2019
Lawyers for Human Rights is inviting applications from law students and graduates with an interest in human rights law and public interest litigation...

Press Releases

4 November 2019
Lawyers for Human Rights is making an urgent appeal for assistance after a recent judgement by the Johannesburg High Court, which allowed the Helen...
31 October 2019
On 10 August 2014 five inmates at Leeuwkop Maximum Correctional Centre were beaten, assaulted and tortured by DCS officials. Llewellyn Smith, Xolani...
16 October 2019
As part of the latest round of negotiations on the U.N. Binding Treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to...
26 September 2019
On Monday 23 September 2019, the Equality Court in the Western Cape handed down judgment in the matter of September vs Subramoney N.O and Others. Ms...
20 September 2019
Lawyers for Human Rights, the Legal Resources Centre, and Gender Dynamix cordially invite you to a press conference, on judgment in the case of Jade...

Videos

The spate of looting of foreign national's shops in Isipingo: Nomagugu Mlawe
The spate of looting of foreign national's shops in Isipingo south of Durban has again thrown...
LHR's Liesl Muller discusses statelessness on KykNet
Liesl Muller - head of LHR's Statelessness Project - discusses the issues around statelessness...
The role of migrants in township economy
Recent incidents of looting against 'foreign-owned' shops in Soweto, Kagiso and other...
Lootings in Soweto has thrown open the issue of xenophobia
The spate of looting of foreign nationals' shops in parts of Soweto has thrown open the issue...

Photos

Refugee and Asylum Seekers Interactive Workshop
Legal consultation between migrant mineworker and LHR staff in Mozambique
Legal training workshop for AMIMO staff members in Gaza, Mozambique
Legal consultation between migrant mineworker and LHR staff in Mozambique
Legal training workshop for AMIMO staff members in Gaza, Mozambique
Legal consultation between migrant mineworker and LHR staff in Mozambique