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19 July 2017
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...
12 July 2017
Internationally ‘labour flexibility’ has been the underlying philosophy guiding state and employer reform of labour markets over the past 20 to 30 years, ostensibly in response to intensified competition caused by globalization. Employers have completely reorganised the employment relation by increasingly using more and more contract or casual labour. In some instances such labour is...
5 July 2017
We are pleased to announce that we are now officially on Linkedin! As part of our goal to become more connected with our clients we decided that Linkedin is a great place to be! With 300 million users, Linkedin is the place to go for professionals and organisations.  If you have a profile on Linkedin, please connect with our page!
12 April 2017
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...
5 April 2017
Lawyers for Human Rights calls on ALL South Africans to support the People’s March which will take place on Friday 07th April 2017. Organisations including Save South Africa are calling on all who are living in South Africa to join this march. We will gather at Church Square in Pretoria from 10am on Friday morning and will march to the Union Building. We need to stand in unity with the call...
28 March 2017
Today we awoke to the news of the passing of one of our renowned struggle heroes, Mr. Ahmed Kathrada. We would like to join many others who knew Mr. Ahmed Kathrada in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some satisfaction to know that in his passing we can celebrate the end of a very long and productive life. Kathrada...
22 March 2017
On 23 March 2017 at 10h00 the Constitutional Court will hear an application for leave to appeal against the judgment and order of the Land Claims Court (LCC) in a matter concerning whether it is just and equitable to evict applicants from private land in terms of the Extension of Security of Tenure Act (ESTA), notwithstanding the non-availability of alternative accommodation by the responsible...
16 March 2017
South Africa ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in January 2015, thus enhancing its legal framework governing socio-economic rights. This project, which is a collaboration between the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), builds on this opportunity to allow the poor and marginalised to effectively access...
10 March 2017
On 9 March 2017, LHR’s Land and Housing Programme approached the Land Claims Court in Randburg on an urgent basis seeking a declaratory order, on behalf of the Mampies family, for the right to bury their deceased family member at their ancestral gravesite located on Middel-Plaas, Groblershoop, Northern Cape, a farm different to which they currently reside.   Background The Mampies...
7 March 2017
When: Wednesday, 8 March 2017, Where: Rosebank (Hyatt Regency Hotel) Time: 09H00 AM   The press conference will share with the media a submission made to the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, by South Africa's leading jurists and retired judges. The submission is made by the following jurists and retired judges:...