Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a 37-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

11 August 2016
The month of August in South Africa is regarded as Woman’s Month. It is a month which is dedicated to provide a chance to introspect and...
1 August 2016
It gives us great pleasure to announce the appointment of Sharon Ekambaram as the new head of LHR's Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme.  ...
21 July 2016
Today we have one of our colleagues, Toshiaki Takada, talk to us about Japanese Law, focusing on Refugee Law and Immigration Detention...
12 July 2016
The undersigned organisations condemn the increasing acts of harassment and intimidation against journalists in Lesotho, exemplified by the recent...
29 June 2016
Zonderwater prison inmate Charles Baloyi, who has spent 23 years behind bars, might have been incarcerated for almost a decade longer than necessary...

Press Releases

23 August 2016
23 August 2016 In the last two decades, platinum mining has exponentially expanded into communal land in the North West. This mineral rich area,...
19 August 2016
PRESS CONFERENCE  Monday 22 August 2016 at 5:30 PM at Protea Hotel Parktonian, 120 De Korte St, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa. African high-...
18 August 2016
18 August 2016 Today, the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng division, Pretoria heard an application for a contempt order brought by Lawyers for...
27 July 2016
Yesterday, the 26th of July 2016 marked an important victory for the occupiers of the then informal settlement in Bapsfonteins and end a saga of 5...
7 July 2016
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is disappointed by the performance of the South African delegation at the recent session of the United Nation Human...

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