Cases and Judgements
National Commissioner of the South African Police Service v Southern African Human Rights Litigation Centre
The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed the state’s appeal – with costs – of the 2012 ruling on the Zimbabwe Torture Docket case.
Judgment from the North Gauteng High Court on the discriminatory targeting of foreign traders in Limpopo by police and the Department of Home Affairs.
Lawyers for Human Rights on Thursday, 20 June 2013, scored a hard-fought victory in the case challenging the closure of the Port Elizabeth Refugee Reception Office in the Eastern Cape High Court.
The Constitutional Court has given judgment in a case concerning the constraints placed on municipalities when entering land on which people’s homes are situated. The applicants’ homes are situated on land owned by the Rustenburg Local Municipality. These homes were dilapidated and the...
North Gauteng High Court confirms the importance of confidentiality in hearings before the Refugee Appeal Board. The court also declared the 2003 Rules of the Refugee Appeal Board invalid. See attached judgment.
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) have secured an important settlement in the Marlboro Gardens eviction case after the Constitutional Court ruled that the City of Johannesburg must provide land and building materials to evicted residents. LHR turned to the Constitutional Court in a bid to have the...
Today the Mokopane Interested and Affected Community Committee (“MIACC”) represented by Lawyers for Human Rights challenged an interim interdict of Ivanplat Resources against the entire community of Kgobudi (part of the Mokopane). Ivanplat obtained an interim order against the Kgobudi...