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

 

Rule of Law and Forced Migration Lecture in NYC: Video Available
2020-02-14 12:45 On Feb. 12, 2020, Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring gave the American-Scandinavian Foundation Visiting Lecture in New York City on 'The Rule of Law and Forced Migration'. The lecture di...
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...

Conferences & calls

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 Law and the ESIL Interest Group on International C...
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...
Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, May 4-7, 2021
2021-04-08 00:38 The 2021 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development will be held on May 4-7 on the theme of 'Promoting Peace in the Age of Compound Risk'. For each of the days of the Forum, the format will combine open...
Webinar on Constitutionalism and Democracy in Turkey and Beyond, April 8, 2021
2021-04-05 22:15 On April 8, 2021, from 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM EST, the Istanbul Policy Center and the Sakip Sabanci Center for Turkish Studies at Columbia University are organizing a webinar on Constitutionalism and Demo...
Online Conference on Justice & Accountability for Atrocity Crimes, April 5, 2021
2021-04-02 21:26 On April 5, 2021, the Georgetown University School of Law Human Rights Institute will organize the Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights. The online conference, entitled 'Justice & Accountability for...
Webinar on COVID-19 and International Humanitarian Law, April 6, 2021
2021-04-01 01:22 On April 6, 2021, from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST, Professor Oona Hathaway will be discussing her series of articles that focus on the impact COVID-19 has had on international humanitarian law by exploring...
Online Presentation on The Death Penalty in America, March 23, 2021
2021-03-21 15:45 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 the Johns Hopkins S...

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