When Zimbabwe attained its independence in 1980, a group of lawyers committed to promoting the protection of people’s rights came up with the idea of an organisation which would facilitate access to justice for all.
The Legal Resources Foundation (LRF) began its operations in 1985, with the establishment of the Harare Legal Projects Centre; publication of the Zimbabwe Law Reports to document cases advancing jurisprudence in Zimbabwe; and a pilot paralegal programme designed to take the law to the people. The organisation has expanded its programmes and reach over the past 35 years, with 5 provincial centres and 13 Legal Advice Centres spread across the country.
A Zimbabwe where human rights are upheld and all people have access to justice.
To promote access to justice and human rights in Zimbabwe through legal assistance, legal education and advocacy and strengthening the justice delivery system.