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The Legal Resources Centre (LRC)

Address: 7th Floor, Sable Centre, 41 De Korte Street,
City: Braamfontein
Country: South Africa
Postal Code: 2001
Phone Number: (011) 403-7694, 403-0902
Fax Number: (011) 403-1058
General Information: Mission Statement
The Legal Resources Centre is an independent, client-based, non-profit public interest law centre which uses law as an instrument of justice. It works for the development of a fully democratic society based on the principle of substantive equality, by providing 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.

Inspired by our history, the Constitution, and international human rights standards, the Legal Resources Centre, both for itself and in its work, is committed to:

Ensuring that the principles, rights, and responsibilities enshrined in our national Constitution are respected, promoted, protected, and fulfilled;
Building respect for the rule of law and constitutional democracy;
Enabling the vulnerable and marginalised to assert and develop their rights;
Promoting gender and racial equality and opposing all forms of unfair discrimination;
Contributing to the development of a human rights jurisprudence;
Contributing to the social and economic transformation of society;
To achieve its aims, the Legal Resources Centre 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 and outside South Africa.
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