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7 February 2017
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...
2 February 2017
  London, 2 February - A child is being born without nationality somewhere in the world every 10 minutes. A new report “The World’s stateless” and its sister website (www.worldsstateless.org) launched today by the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion lays bare the fact that there are over 6 million stateless children in the world today, a problem that is present in most...
24 January 2017
On the 24th of January 2016, LHR's Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme made an oral presentation to a hearing organised by the Portfolio Committee for Home Affairs on the Refugees Amendment Bill, 2016. The presentation was based on the written written submissions to the Portfolo Committee for Home Affairs on the Refugees Amendment Bill, 2016 made in October 2016. Download the...
5 December 2016
In our pursuit to making rights real, we bring to you our plans and activities for the week. This is done, in so that the public, media and our partners are always aware of our cases and advocacy activities. We hope that this is not only informative but encourages everyone to contribute towards our goal, which is making rights real.   05 December 2016   The Gender and Equality...
28 November 2016
In our pursuit to making rights real, we bring to you our plans and activities for the week. This is done, in so that the public, media and our partners are always aware of our cases and advocacy activities. We hope that this is not only informative but encourages everyone to contribute towards our goal, which is making rights real. Monday 28 November 2016 The Gender and Equality Programme (GEP)...
21 November 2016
In our pursuit to making rights real, we bring to you our plans and activities for the week. This is done, in so that the public, media and our partners are always aware of our cases and advocacy activities. We hope that this is not only informative but encourages everyone to contribute towards our goal, which is making rights real. 21 November 2016 The Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme (RMRP...
14 November 2016
In our pursuit to making rights real, we bring to you our plans and activities for the week. This is done, in so that the public, media and our partners are always aware of our cases and advocacy activities. We hope that this is not only informative but encourages everyone to contribute towards our goal, which is making rights real.   14 November 2016 Michael Clements, the Environmental...
9 November 2016
9 November 2016   Dear Honourable Ministers Nkoana-Mashabane and Masutha, Ambassador Mxakato-Diseko, and Honourable Members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation   A CALL TO UPHOLD CONSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENTS AND TO VOTE AGAINST THE RESOLUTION TO SUSPEND THE WORK OF UN EXPERT ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY   We are deeply...
7 November 2016
In our pursuit to making rights real, we bring to you our plans and activities for the week. This is done, in so that the public, media and our partners are always aware of our cases and advocacy activities. We hope that this is not only informative but encourages everyone to contribute towards our goal, which is making rights real.   07 November 2016 This week Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR...
31 October 2016
The announcement made today by the Head of the National Prosecuting Authority, Adv. Shaun Abrahams, to withdraw the fraud charges against Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, Oupa Magashule and Ivan Pillay shows just how important it remains for civil society to stand united against state capture and the abuse of our constitutional institutions.  The Constitution requires that the NPA act...