About Us

The Projects Abroad Human Rights Office is founded by Projects Abroad and is registered in South Africa as a section 21 Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), under registration number 2007/012740/08.

The Projects Abroad Human Rights Office received accreditation as a legal clinic in terms of Rule 19 of the Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope Rules in May 2011. This means that we may represent clients in court and assist them with various legal matters within the parameters of the Law Society’s rule 19.

PAHRO is divided into two branches, namely the Social Justice Department and the Legal Services Department. Each intern is expected to participate in both areas of work.

The placements can be distinguished as follows:


  • Interns: The work that interns do at PAHRO can be used as accreditation towards their university course.
  • Pro-Volunteers: There is a higher workload and greater independence afforded to our pro-volunteers, as these are people who have a legal background or similar work experience, or expertise in Social Justice.
  • General Volunteers: These are individuals who are on a gap year, are using the project to gain work experience, or are on a career break.

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