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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...
13 July 2017
(Press release)
Lawyers for Human Rights must unfortunately express its disappointment in today’s judgment of the Constitutional Court in the matter of Baron v Claytile.  We had hoped that the Court would make use of this matter to develop the law concerning “suitable alternative accommodation” for Esta occupiers (occupiers on farm land) in a manner that is progressive and that also places...
12 July 2017
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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...
11 July 2017
(Press release)
The Labour Appeal Court handed down a significant decision on 10 July 2017 in the matter of NUMSA v Assign Services and 3 Others. The Court found that sections 198A(3)(b)(i) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) restricts the application of Temporary Employment Services (TES), also known as labour brokers, to genuine temporary employment and protects the rights of placed workers. The effect of the...
5 July 2017
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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!
5 July 2017
(Press release)
Nine months after having their homes demolished allegedly by the Inqguza Hill Local Municipality in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape, over 150 people from the New Rest community remain without shelter or basic services. This is despite the court order of 18 October 2016 by the High Court in Grahamstown directing the Municipality to provide its constituents with emergency shelter and aid. When the...
29 June 2017
(Press release)
29 June 2017   The Constitutional Court handed down a historic decision today in the matter of Lawyers for Human Rights v. Minister of Home Affairs and others; the Court unanimously found that sections 34(1)(b) and (d) of the Immigration Act are inconsistent with the Constitution and therefore invalid. The Court ruled that the rights guaranteed in section 12 and 35 of the South African...