Lawyers for Human Rights


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About Lawyers for Human Rights

Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is an independent human rights organization with a thirty-year track record of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. LHR uses the law as a positive instrument for change and to deepen the democratization of the South African society. To this end, it provides free legal services to vulnerable, marginalized and indigent individuals and communities, both non-national and South African, who are victims of unlawful infringements of their Constitutional rights.

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A South African human rights organization with 39 years experience in human rights activism and public interest litigation.

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Founded: 1979
Location (HQ): South Africa
Scope: National
Focus area: Environment, Land rights, Migration, Minorities, Women

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Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.