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Environmental Rights Programme

The Environmental Rights Programme is a newly-established project at Lawyers for Human Rights. The project focuses on matters concerning the environmental rights of marginalised people in South Africa. The programme, based at LHR's Johannesburg office, complements existing environmental organisations and draws on their extensive experience and expertise while providing professional litigation and advocacy services.

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Publications

The 2013 annual report highlights some of LHR's most noteworthy cases and interventions.

Lawyers for Human Rights have done extensive work in its various programmes during 2012, including the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme, Strategic Litigation Unit, Land and Housing Programme and Environmental Rights Programme.

Notice of appeal in terms of Section 96(1) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development ACT 28 of 2002 against the decision to grant mining right to Platreef Resources (PTY) Ltd on the farms Macalaskop 243 KR and Turfspruit 241 KR situated in the magisterial district of Mokgalakwena.

Videos

I hate this in my life
A look at coal mining in Mpumalanga.
Suffering is forever
The Hondeklip Bay community's struggle to hold De Beers accountable.
Bad luck will come to us – Clay mining and erosion in Limpopo
In 2010, Blue Platinum Ventures started mining outside the area for which they had an approved...
A deep wound - Anthracite mining in Mpumalanga
In 2007, a new anthracite mine was buillt in Madadeni, diverting a tributary to the Nkomati River...

Programme Photos

Mokopane residents march on Platreef, demanding better consultation on mining in the area
Mokopane residents march on Platreef, demanding better consultation on mining in the area
Mokopane residents march on Platreef, demanding better consultation on mining in the area
Mokopane residents march on Platreef, demanding better consultation on mining in the area
Mokopane residents march on Platreef, demanding better consultation on mining in the area
LHR's Wayne Ncube educates Wits law students about working in public interest law
LHR educates Wits law students about working in public interest law
LHR's Kayan Leung educates Wits law students about working in public interest law