March 30, 2016

About the LRC

The Legal Resources Centre (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 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.