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18 August 2017
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Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is offering an internship to a promising graduate for a period of 3 to 6 months. The internship will be based in Pretoria. Requirements: National Diploma / B Degree in Communications/ Public Relations/ Media Studies. Key Performance Areas: Media Assist with on-line communications with a specific audience in mind, making sure the organization communicates...
15 August 2017
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National Deputy-Minister of Police 15 August 2017 Dear Honourable Deputy-Minister Mkongi    OUR CONCERN REGARDING XENOPHOBIC STATEMENTS   The Hate Crimes Working Group  (HCWG) is a multi-sectoral network of 35 civil society organizations set up to spearhead advocacy and reform initiatives pertaining to hate crimes in South Africa and the region. Members of the network work in...
14 August 2017
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Recently, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has fought against labour broking, representing the Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO) in the case NUMSA v Assign Services and 3 Others. On 10 July 2017,  the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) held that precarious workers must be able to access the protections enacted for their benefit in the amended Labour Relations Act. The Confederation of Associations in...
10 August 2017
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Today, we learnt of the passing of Nic Swart, the CEO of the Law Society of South Africa. In his capacity as CEO, Mr Swart steered the law society into a new era under the Legal Practice Act and during his tenure as Director of Legal Education and Development (LEAD), Swart made an important contribution in developing a more diverse generation of young attorneys entering the profession. ...
8 August 2017
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Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is heartened by today’s Land Claims Court ruling in the matter of Paulinah Moleleki v. Far West Dolomitic Water Association  to uphold the right of indigent defendants to be afforded adequate representation and support to ensure a fair trial. Judge Poswa-Lerotholi AJ issued the judgment, which rescinds an eviction order for a family (our clients) who have...
7 August 2017
(Press release)
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is shocked to learn that Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Mduduzi Manana, allegedly assaulted two women in a Johannesburg nightclub on Sunday 6 August. Reports indicate that Minister Manana followed the two women outside of the nightclub, after a heated political debate in which they disagreed. He has apparently admitted to the incident, and a voice recording...
24 July 2017
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Lawyers for Human Rights is a vibrant human rights organisation with a proud history of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa since 1979. With six offices spread around the country, LHR has a national footprint and offers specialist public interest legal services in key programme areas such as refugee and migrant rights, land reform, housing, environmental justice,...
24 July 2017
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The Lawyers for Human Rights’ Refugee and Migrant Rights Program is looking for law graduates or paralegals to assist as interns in the Johannesburg law clinic in Braamfontein as well as our clinic in Pretoria. Our interns assist with various support activities including client interaction and communication, legal correspondence and submissions, as well as administrative support. ...
21 July 2017
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LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a thirty eight year track record of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. We offer human rights lawyers an exciting and challenging work environment covering a wide range of social justice issues. LHR is inviting applications from law graduates with an interest in human rights law and public interest litigation...
19 July 2017
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Join us at Public Interest Law Gathering (PILG)  discussing the "Crisis in Social Care Services: Legal and Other Solutions" South African civil society is well-aware of the shrinking space available to us for progressive advocacy and political dissent. However, there is another area where our space is under pressure that requires urgent attention. The overwhelming majority of...