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WEL­COME TO LEGAL RESOURCES CEN­TRE

The Legal Resources Cen­tre (LRC) is South Africa’s largest pub­lic inter­est, human rights law clinic. Estab­lished in 1979, we use the law as an instru­ment of jus­tice for the vul­ner­a­ble and mar­gin­alised, includ­ing poor, home­less and land­less peo­ple. The LRC has four offices in Cape Town, Dur­ban, Gra­ham­stown and Johan­nes­burg.

 

  • access to justice
    Access to Jus­tice
  • applied research
    Applied Research
  • children
    Chil­dren
  • civil society
    Civil Soci­ety
  • constitution
    Con­sti­tu­tion & Rule of Law
  • continental outreach
    Con­tit­nen­tal Out­reach
  • environment
    Envi­ron­ment
  • gender
    Gen­der
  • housing
    Hous­ing
  • land
    Land
  • refugees
    Refugees
  • social security
    Social Secu­rity

MIS­SION & VISION

 

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The LRC aspires towards a fully demo­c­ra­tic equal soci­ety. Our goals are to pro­mote jus­tice using the Con­sti­tu­tion ‚build respect for the rule of law ‚and con­tribute to socio-economic trans­for­ma­tion within South Africa and Beyond.


Vision


Inspired by our his­tory, the Con­sti­tu­tion and inter­na­tional human rights stan­dards, the LRC is com­mit­ted to a fully demo­c­ra­tic soci­ety based on the prin­ci­ple of sub­stan­tive equal­ity and to ensure that the prin­ci­ples, rights, and respon­si­bil­i­ties enshrined in our national Con­sti­tu­tion are respected, pro­moted, pro­tected and ful­filled.


Mis­sion


To strive, both for itself and in its work, for a fully demo­c­ra­tic soci­ety based on the prin­ci­ple of sub­stan­tive equal­ity and to ensure that the prin­ci­ples, rights, and respon­si­bil­i­ties enshrined in our national Con­sti­tu­tion are respected, pro­moted, pro­tected and ful­filled.


To func­tion as an inde­pen­dent, client-based, non-profit pub­lic inter­est law clinic which uses law as an instru­ment of jus­tice and pro­vide legal ser­vices for the vul­ner­a­ble and mar­gin­alised, includ­ing the poor, home­less, and land­less peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties of South Africa who suf­fer dis­crim­i­na­tion by rea­son of race, class, gen­der, dis­abil­ity or by rea­son of social, eco­nomic, and his­tor­i­cal cir­cum­stances.


To work for a fully demo­c­ra­tic soci­ety and to build respect for the rule of law and con­sti­tu­tional democ­racy; enable the vul­ner­a­ble and mar­gin­alised to assert and develop their rights; pro­mote gen­der and racial equal­ity and oppose all forms of unfair dis­crim­i­na­tion; and con­tribute to the devel­op­ment of a human rights jurispru­dence and to the social and eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion of soci­ety.


The LRC seeks cre­ative and effec­tive solu­tions by using a range of strate­gies, includ­ing impact lit­i­ga­tion, law reform, par­tic­i­pa­tion in part­ner­ships and devel­op­ment processes, edu­ca­tion and net­work­ing within South Africa, the African con­ti­nent and at the inter­na­tional level. 

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Tel: +27 11 836 9831
Email: info@lrc.org.za

Address: 15th and 16th Floor, Bram Fis­cher Tow­ers,
20 Albert Street, Mar­shall­town, Johan­nes­burg
PO Box 9495, Johan­nes­burg 2000

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