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

 

Joint HRRL-ESIL Workshop on 'In/Ex-clusivity of International Migration and Refugee Law: The Rights Holders' Perspective'
2022-09-20 23:38 On 31 August 2022, Human Rights Research League in partnership with the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law and the Italian Forum on Migration, Bor...
Final Program: Joint Workshop on 'In/Ex-clusivity of International Migration and Refugee Law: The Rights Holders' Perspective', August 31, 2022
2022-07-28 21:18 On 31 August 2022, Human Rights Research League (HRRL) along with the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law and the Forum on Immigration, Frontiers a...
Human Rights Research League to Receive Grant from Freedom of Expression Foundation 'Fritt Ord'
2022-06-29 21:45 Human Rights Research League is pleased to have received generous support by the Fritt Ord Foundation, a private, non-profit foundation promoting freedom of expression, for a project mapping and analy...
Article on the AU Kampala Convention on IDP Protection in Somalia and the DRC
2022-05-30 22:06 In a recent article ('African Union Kampala Convention on IDPs: Lessons Learned from its implementation in Somalia and the DRC. A humanitarian diplomacy perspective'), Arnaud Meffre, Humanitarian and ...
Draft Program: Joint Workshop on 'In/Ex-clusivity of International Migration and Refugee Law: The Rights Holders’ Perspective', August 31, 2022
2022-04-23 16:30 On 31 August 2022, Human Rights Research League along with the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law and the Forum on Immigration, Frontiers and Asyl...
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 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...

Conferences & calls

CfP: Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition. Submission Deadline: January 15, 2023
2022-11-22 11:39 The American Society of International Law's International Refugee Law Interest Group (IRLIG) just announced the ninth annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition, co-sponsored by the ...
Seminar: A Dark Day: How the Afghan Taliban Stormed Back to Power and What it Means for Security, Regional Dynamics, and Humanitarian Challenges Facing the Country, November 18, 2022
2022-11-11 00:30 On November 18, 2022, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET), the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School will host a seminar on 'A Dark Day: How the Afghan Taliban St...
Call for Abstracts: Workshop on 'The European Court of Human Rights Facing Populism and Authoritarianism: Time for System Change?', Submission Deadline: December 26, 2022
2022-10-21 00:24 On 27-28 April 2023, PluriCourts  - Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Role of the Judiciary in the Global Order will be hosting a workshop on populism, authoritarianism and the response of the Eu...
International Law Weekend in New York City, October 20-22, 2022
2022-10-20 00:02 On October 20-22, 2022, the American Branch of the International Law Association will present the International Law Weekend in New York City, this year for the 100th time. The centennial conference wi...
Webinar on 'Condemned to Serve for Life? A Snapshot of Political Trends in Africa', October 20, 2022
2022-10-10 23:14 On October 20, 2022, Harvard Law School's Human Rights Program will host a webinar entitled 'Condemned to Serve for Life? A Snapshot of Political Trends in Africa'. For further information and to regi...
Symposium on 'International Law and the New Cold War', Case Western Reserve University, September 30, 2022
2022-09-22 23:35 On September 30, 2022, Case Western Reserve University will host a day-long symposium on 'International Law and the New Cold War', discussing the February 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and the inte...
Annual Meeting Announcement
2022-09-21 00:57 Human Rights Research League will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, 27 October 2022, at 1:30 PM ET / 7:30 CET via Zoom. HRRL members interested in participating, please get in touch via info@hrrlea...
Midyear Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Miami, November 10-12, 2022
2022-09-19 22:18 This year's Midyear Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) will be held on November 10-12, 2022, at the University of Miami School of Law. For more information and to register, pl...
Draft Program: Joint Workshop on 'In/Ex-clusivity of International Migration and Refugee Law: The Rights Holders’ Perspective', August 31, 2022
2022-04-23 16:30 On 31 August 2022, Human Rights Research League along with the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law and the Forum on Immigration, Frontiers and Asyl...
Call for Papers: 2022 ESIL Annual Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, September 1-3, 2022
2022-04-07 02:31 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...

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