All Press Releases

21 April 2016
Press statement: LHR Disappointed by Flawed Arms Deal Commission Investigation 21 April 2016   Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is disappointed by the findings of the Arms Procurement Commission that there was no evidence of wrongdoing within the 1999 Arms Deal. LHR represented three critics before the Commission, Andrew Feinstein, Paul Holden, and Hennie Van Vuuren, until August 2014 when...
8 April 2016
Press statement: LHR appoints new Media and Communications Manager It is with great pleasure that we welcome our newest staff member, Carol Mohlala, to Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR). Carol is a writer, editor and communications strategist with enormous experience in helping organizations inform and engage key audiences with clear, compelling messages. Carol Mohlala comes with a wealth of...
6 April 2016
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) cordially welcomes the Report by the Special Reference Group (SRG) on Migration and Community Integration on the xenophobic attacks that took place in Durban during March to May 2015. LHR commends the manner in which the Special Reference Group undertook to investigate this matter, bringing together different stakeholders and taking seriously the inputs presented to...
23 March 2016
On Sunday afternoon the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) offices in Parktown, Johannesburg were the target of a military-style raid. Those conducting the raid clearly knew what they were looking for: computers and other documentation relating to the programmatic work of the HSF were taken. The brazen, coordinated nature of the operation and its targeted, selective focus are sinister. So, too, is its...
11 February 2016
Press statement: African Civil Society Joins in Al-Bashir International Warrant Hearing 11 February 2016  African civil society organisations will participate in the Supreme Court of Appeal’s hearing of the Al-Bashir International Criminal Court warrant hearing this Friday 12 February 2016 in Bloemfontein.   Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is representing two organisations,...
26 January 2016
Lawyers for Human Rights has noted with concern the reports in the media regarding the Maidens Bursary Award from the UThukela District Municipality. On Friday 22 January 2016 it was reported that these bursaries was the idea UThukela District Mayor, Dudu Mazibuko. Municipality spokesperson, Jabulani Mkhonza, said the bursaries were intended to encourage young girls to “stay pure” and...
21 January 2016
LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a thirty-seven 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...
21 January 2016
The Democracy Café, based at the Kutlwanong Democracy Centre in Pretoria Central, is looking for an experienced restaurant and events manager. The Kutlwanong Democracy Centre is a unique hub for civil society organisations in the capital. The restaurant serves quality meals and caters for events, conferences and meetings at the centre. This position requires a dynamic person with...
25 November 2015
Lawyers for Human Rights welcomes its latest victory, this time on behalf of dental assistants who have won the recognition of their profession after the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed the application of the South African Dentist Association. The South African Dental Association (SADA) turned to the SCA to challenge a high court order recognising the profession and detailing the scope of the...
18 November 2015
Lawyers for Human Rights has called for an immediate investigation into allegations of severe assault and torture at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre in Pretoria. In a letter sent to the station commander of the Pretoria Central Police Station on Tuesday, LHR details incidents of abuse against 16 inmates by correctional officials. Some of these inmates are witnesses to the alleged murder...