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

9 April 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...
19 March 2018
The Week Ahead 19-23 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...
12 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...
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...
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...

Press Releases

17 April 2018
17 April 2018 In November and December 2017 members of the South African Defence Force stormed into the homes of about 150 families residing in a...
15 April 2018
On Friday, 13 April 2018, the New Rest community witnessed justice in action when the Mayor of Lusikisiki, Mr Patrick Mdingi, was arrested for being...
3 April 2018
03 April 2018 Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) represents a group of homeless people who reside at Prince’s Park, on the corner of Prince’s...
20 March 2018
On 4 August 2017 the matter of the South African History Archive (“SAHA”) v the South African Reserve Bank (“SARB”) was heard...
19 March 2018
19 March 2018 The matter of Mr Godfrey Mtenje will continue be heard in the Land Claims Court of South Africa on the 20th of March 2018....

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