Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) was established in 1979 following a conference on human rights protection hosted by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies. A group of participants in the conference decided to form a network of lawyers to provide pro bono legal defence for people detained by the security services without due process. After 1990, its work shifted towards the preparation for elections, the development of the new constitution, and lodging amnesty applications at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It now provides pro bono legal advice and conducts strategic litigation, research, lobbying and training workshops.

Grant History

2008-2018: £1,140,000


Located in: South Africa
Working in: South Africa