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

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...
17 April 2019
LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a four-decade track record in human rights activism and public interest litigation in South...
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...

Press Releases

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...
17 September 2019
This October, states and civil society organisations will meet in Geneva with a UN Intergovernmental Working Group to discuss the latest version of a...
5 September 2019
Today, 5 September 2019, the Western Cape High Court handed down judgment in Sonke Gender Justice / President RSA and others. Judge Boqwana declared...
4 September 2019
On Monday, 2 September, the South African government on Twitter called on women to “speak out”, and “not allow themselves to become...
3 September 2019
Lawyers for Human Rights expresses deep concern regarding the violent attacks on foreign nationals and foreign-owned businesses in Johannesburg,...

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