Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a 35-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

20 June 2016
Stateless children in South Africa are children who live in South Africa, and are even sometimes born in South Africa, but do not have the...
24 May 2016
We are looking for a Candidate Attorney LHR seeks to employ a self-motivated law graduate with an interest in human rights law in general and refugee...
23 May 2016
LEGAL INTERNS – minimum 3 months The Lawyers for Human Rights’ Refugee and Migrant Rights Program is looking for qualified attorneys,...
6 May 2016
LHR is a vibrant human rights organisation with a proud history of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. LHR is...
3 May 2016
​​New Mobile Service Provides Low-Cost HUMAN Rights Information to Non-Nationals Living in South Africa ...

Press Releases

20 June 2016
  Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) commends the Commission for Gender Equality’s (CGE) for the release of the investigative report on the...
1 June 2016
Today we awoke to the news of the passing of one of our founding members, advocate Jules Browde. We would like to join many others who knew advocate...
11 May 2016
LHR expresses shock at the Kenyan government threat to close its refugee camps Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) expresses shock and dismay at the...
29 April 2016
On May 1st the world celebrates, International Labour Day. It is a day where people are provided a time to reflect on the achievement of being...
21 April 2016
Press statement: LHR Disappointed by Flawed Arms Deal Commission Investigation 21 April 2016   Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is disappointed...

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