Human Rights Research League

Research. Education. Advocacy. Development. (R.E.A.D.)

Mission statement

The Human Rights Research League (HRRL) is a non-governmental organization aiming at protecting individuals by placing acts contrary to human rights and international humanitarian law, systemic grievances as well as humanitarian emergencies on the agenda. HRRL seeks to contribute to knowledge and research based public discussion and problem analysis without geographical, political, confessional or other limitations or alignments.

As our name suggests, we are an organization primarily focused on research from the basis of a strong academic foundation. However, we recognize that lasting impact and positive change also depend on connecting academics and practitioners, combining research on root causes of human rights challenges with implementation of projects and policies addressing those grievances. 

To this end, we are engaged in four focus areas: Research. Education. Advocacy. Development. (R.E.A.D.), all with a view to bridging the gap between academic and practical approaches to human rights, and between problem analysis and implementation of solutions.

 

News & reports

 

FGM and Women's Access to Health - Interview in Utrop (in Norwegian)
2021-11-25 16:03 As a follow-up to our webinar on 'FGM, Women's Access to Health, and Social Norms in Norway', Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring was interviewed in Utrop, Norway's leading multicultural ...
FGM and Women's Access to Health - Interview with NorSom News released (in Norwegian)
2021-11-01 23:37 In the aftermath of Human Rights Research League's Webinar on FGM and Women's Access to Health, Norwegian-Somali news channel NorSom News interviewed HRRL Chairman Tom Syring on the necessary steps to...
Discussion with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of IDPs
2021-10-30 01:38 On 25 October 2021, Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights hosted a discussion with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Cecilia Jimene...
Joint HRRL-ESIL Workshop on the 'The Evolution of the Principle of Non-Refoulement in International Law: What Role for New Types of International Law-Making?'
2021-09-09 15:33 On 8 September 2021, Human Rights Research League along with the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law and the ESIL Interest Group on International C...
Final Program: Joint Workshop on 'The Evolution of the Principle of Non-Refoulement in International Law: What Role for New Types of International Law-Making?'
2021-09-03 21:55 On 8 September 2021, Human Rights Research League along with the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law and the ESIL Interest Group on International C...
HRRL Webinar on FGM and Women's Access to Health - Video released
2021-08-23 17:10 On 17 August 2021, from 17:00-18:30 (11 AM - 12:30 PM, EST), Human Rights Research League organized a webinar on 'FGM, Women's Access to Health, and Social Norms in Norway', with an interdisciplinary ...
Lecture at Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, on The Death Penalty in America
2021-03-23 00:48 On March 23, 2021, Human Rights Research League board member Steven Schneebaum, Interim Director of the International Law and Organizations Program and Practitioner-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins Unive...
Lecture at the University of Arizona on Forced Displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa
2021-02-18 04:03 On February 18, 2021, Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring gave a lecture at the University of Arizona on 'Forced Displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa'. The lecture, presented online within ...
Human Rights Research League, UNHCR and ICRC release Kinshasa Conference Report on Forced Displacement in the DRC
2021-01-14 21:09 The Conference Report, including Conference Program, Final Communique, and Follow-Up Road Map of this International Conference on Forced Displacement in the Democratic Republique of the Congo, co-orga...
IDMC Publishes 2020 Global Report on Internal Displacement
2020-05-04 03:17 The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) just published the 2020 edition of their Global Report on Internal Displacement. The report may be downloaded here.    

Conferences & calls

Call for Papers: 2022 ESIL Annual Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, September 1-3, 2022
2021-12-01 16:59 The 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) will convene in Utrecht, Netherlands, from 1-3 September 2022 under the overall theme of 'In/Ex-clusiveness of Internatio...
Webinar on 'Another Coup d’état in Sudan: An Exploration of the Prospects of Democracy and Human Rights ', November 22, 2021
2021-11-17 22:57 On 22 November 2021, from 11 AM-12:15 PM (EST), Harvard Law School will host a webinar entitled 'Another Coup d'etat in Sudan: An Exploration of the Prospects of Democracy and Human Rights', exploring...
Webinar on 'A Right of Peoples and Individuals to International Solidarity?', November 18, 2021
2021-11-10 19:15 On November 18, 2021, from 12:30-2PM (EST), the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University will host a webinar on 'A Right of Peoples and Individuals to International ...
Hybrid Seminar on Challenges of Constitution-Making in Sudan, November 12, 2021
2021-10-25 01:16 On 12 November 2021, the Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI) will organize a seminar on the Challenges of Constitution-Making in Sudan, debating the challenges the transitional government faces in its...
50th Annual Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law, October 20-22, 2021
2021-10-03 21:33 The Canadian Council on International Law will hold its 50th Annual Conference on October 20-22, 2021, this year devoted to the theme of 'Getting International Law Back on Track?'. The conference will...
Conference on International Criminal Law before Domestic Courts, October 14-16, 2021
2021-10-03 21:19 On October 14-16, 2021, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights in cooperation with the University of Vienna will organize a conference on International Criminal Law before Dome...
Final Program: Joint Workshop on 'The Evolution of the Principle of Non-Refoulement in International Law: What Role for New Types of International Law-Making?', September 8, 2021
2021-08-29 15:11 On 8 September 2021, Human Rights Research League along with the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law and the ESIL Interest Group on International C...
Conference on Extraterritoriality in International Law, September 15-17, 2021
2021-08-27 02:07 The Maurer School of Law at Indiana University invites to a three-day conference and webinar on 'Extraterritoriality in International Law'' from 15-17 September 2021. For more information and to regis...
Annual Meeting Announcement
2021-08-23 20:37 Human Rights Research League will hold its Annual Meeting on Saturday, 23 October 2021, at 1:00 PM EDT / 7:00 CET via Zoom. HRRL members interested in participating, please get in touch via info@hrrle...
Webinar on FGM and Women's Access to Health, August 17, 2021
2021-08-05 16:33 On 17 August 2021, from 17:00 -18:30 (11 AM - 12:30 PM, EST), Human Rights Research League will organize a webinar on 'FGM, Women's Access to Health, and Social Norms in Norway', with an interdiscipli...
Call for Papers: The Evolution of the Principle of Non-Refoulement in International Law: What Role for New Types of International Law-Making?
2021-06-17 23:16 On 8 September 2021, Human Rights Research League along with the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee and the ESIL Interest Group on International Crimi...
Call for Papers: Student Essay Competition on Avoiding Civilian Harm during Military Cyber Operations
2021-04-09 14:10 The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Academy are launching a global undergraduate student essay competition on Avoiding Civilian Harm during Military Cyber Operations. Th...
Webinar on Public Intellectual: The Life of a Citizen Pilgrim - A Conversation with Richard Falk, April 13, 2021
2021-04-08 14:48 On April 13, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST), Richard Falk, one of the preeminent international law scholars and advocates of his generation, will be joining a conversation to discuss his newly publishe...

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