Jacob van Garderen

Position held: 
National Director

Jacob van Garderen is the National Director of Lawyers for Human Rights.

During his nearly 15 years at LHR, Jacob has also headed the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme and Strategic Litigation Unit. Before joining LHR he worked for the Centre for Human Rights.

In 2008 he was appointed as National Director of LHR where his is responsible for the overall management of the organisation and its six offices and programmes on strategic litigation, refugees and migrant rights, land reform, farmworkers, housing and environmental rights.

Jacob earned his BCom and LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria and was admitted as an advocate in 2003. He has since been a member of the Johannesburg Bar.

Jacob has written and lectured extensively on refugee law and practice. He has also served on the boards and advisory committees of various NGOs and research institutions.

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