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

29 January 2019
LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a four-decade track record in human rights activism and public interest litigation in South...
13 November 2018
The Lawyers for Human Rights’ Security of Farm Workers Project in Upington for law graduates or paralegals to assist as interns. Our interns...
31 July 2018
The Board of Lawyers for Human Rights has appointed Mildred Khumalo and Michael Clements to the roles of Acting Co-Directors of the organization....
29 June 2018
  The Lawyers for Human Rights’ Refugee and Migrant Rights Program is looking for law graduates or paralegals to assist as interns in...
29 June 2018
    On a yearly basis, the Mail & Guardian publishes a list of 200 exceptional and notable South Africans under the age of 35 in...

Press Releases

29 January 2019
On 30 January 2019, the Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa in Pretoria (“the High Court”) will hand down judgment on the...
20 December 2018
Today, 20 December 2018, the Constitutional Court handed down an unanimous judgement in the case of Alex Ruta v The Minister of Home Affairs,...
12 December 2018
On Thursday 13 December Lawyers for Human Rights will oppose an application in the Pretoria High Court on behalf of a large group of waste pickers or...
12 December 2018
Lawyers for Human Rights welcomes the Constitutional Court’s judgement, handed down yesterday, 11 December 2018,  in the matter of Law...
11 December 2018
On 6 December 2018 the South African History Archive (“SAHA”) was granted leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal. Lawyers for...

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