Welcome to Seinoli legal centre Empowering Communities ENABLING JUSTICE

The Seinoli Legal Centre (SLC) leverages the Rule of Law as a tool for protecting, restoring, and enhancing the sustainable livelihoods of local communities. 

Our aim is to provide communities affected by large development projects with sustained, comprehensive access to the law to safeguard social, economic and environmental rights. Since our inception as a project in 2010, we have developed a focus and legal innovations with communities affected by the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), extractives industry (such as diamond mining) and agribusiness.

We meet clients in their own environment to make our service more accessible. This is primarily achieved through on-site community meetings which are locally referred to as ‘Pitsos’, workshops and one-on-one consultation process. The SLC also has a toll-free line which enables communities to contact SLC officers free of charge to report grievances and other emerging issues that need to be brought to SLC’s attention and to seek information and advice.

Our Model

Our comprehensive and unique approach combines strategic litigation, advocacy, and capacity building of both our local client communities and the local legal system.

Capacity Strengthening of communities.

Build local capacity for public interest litigation

Strategic litigation

Our Impact

Since the beginning of our work in 2009, we have had a tremendous impact on communities affected by large development projects in Lesotho by providing legal representation and securing legal redress for the communities.

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People Affected by LHWP in Lesotho
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People who have received legal services from Seinoli Legal Centre
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People affected by other infrastructure projects
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YOUR TRUSTED LEGAL CENTRE

Empowering communities: Enabling Justice.