FIDH delegation visits the LSSA

June 29th, 2015

LSSA News - FIDH DelegationPhotographed with Mr Mabunda (front right) and Mr Lahidji (centre) are Tchérina Jerolon, FIDH Africa Desk Deputy Director and (back) LSSA Professional Affairs Manager Lizette Burger; Clément Phebe Mavungu, FIDH African Court Programme Coordinator; and LSSA Chief Executive Officer, Nic Swart.

Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) Co-chairperson Busani Mabunda, met with a delegation from the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in Pretoria at the end of May. The FIDH delegation, which was led by its president – exiled Iranian human rights lawyer, Advocate Karim
Lahidji – paid a courtesy visit to the LSSA and other government institutions and
civil society organisations to introduce the organisation’s new office in South Africa.  FIDH inaugurated its office which is based with the Lawyers for Human Rights’ (LHR) new office in Pretoria. LHR is the South African member of FIDH.

Compiled by Barbara Whittle, communication manager, Law Society of South Africa,

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2015 (July) DR 24.