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

 

Lecture at New York University on Forced Migration & Human Trafficking
2020-02-11 18:01 On February 11, 2020, Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring gave a lecture at New York University on 'Torn Between the Lover and the Love You Leave Behind: Forced Migration, Human Trafficki...
Lecture at Boston University on Forced Migration, Human Trafficking and Access to Hell
2020-02-04 17:13 On February 4, 2020, Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring gave a lecture at Boston University on 'Torn Between the Lover and the Love You Leave Behind'. The talk, sponsored by the Forced M...
Human Rights Research League, UNHCR and ICRC co-organized International Conference in Kinshasa on Forced Displacement in the DRC
2019-10-25 01:33 Human Rights Research League, UNHCR and ICRC co-organized an International Conference on Forced Displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The conference brought together academics and prac...
NRC publishes report on the most neglected displacement crises
2019-06-21 01:58 Every year, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) publishes a list of the ten most neglected displacement crises. Neglect may be a result of a lack of geopolitical interest, geographical distance, or em...
Au-delà des camps: Radio Interview on the Kinshasa Conference released (in French)
2019-04-24 00:53 On 25 March 2019, Human Rights Research League, UNHCR and CEDESURK co-organized a conference in Kinshasa, DRC, on the Challenges of Inclusion and Integration of Refugees and IDPs in Host Communities t...
Beyond Encampment: Kinshasa Colloquium ('Au-delà des camps') organized by Human Rights Research League, UNHCR and CEDESURK
2019-04-23 12:05 On 25 March 2019, Human Rights Research League, UNHCR and CEDESURK co-organized a conference on the Challenges of Inclusion and Integration of Refugees and IDPs in Host Communities. Academics, civil s...
Beyond Encampment: International Expert Meeting Report on Mass Migration Management released
2018-12-12 02:24 On 2 November 2018, Human Rights Research League (HRRL) and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) convened an International Expert Meeting on 'Beyond Encampment: Managing Mass Migration in an A...
Op-ed on the Root Causes of Refugee Crises and Strategies for Development Aid
2018-11-02 08:44 "If we are to reduce the number of refugees on a global basis, instead of simply limiting the number of refugees reaching the shores of Europe, we need to address the real, underlying root causes of f...
Genocide Conference video available
2018-09-10 18:03 On September 6-7, 2018, an international conference on 'The UN Genocide Convention at 70: The Politics of Mass Atrocity Prevention' took place at the Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Mino...
Beyond Encampment seminar report available
2018-04-24 00:01 On 10 April 2018, Human Rights Research League successfully held a seminar at the University of Oslo on the challenges posed by mass migration regarding urban areas, refugee camps, and potential futur...

    Conferences & calls

The International Studies Association (ISA) Human Rights section announces that submissions for the next joint human rights conference on the topic of Human Rights and Foreign Policy, to be held online 14-16 June 2021, are now open. The conference, organized by the Human Rights Consortium at the University of London, the Human Rights Sections at ISA  and APSA, and the Standing Group of Human Rights and Transitional Justice at the European Consortium for Political Research, will explore a wide variety of issues related to the role of human rights in foreign policy, and invite paper and panel proposals which are theoretically and methodoligically diverse. 

 

Please see the conference website for more details. 

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