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 in consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC) 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

 

Online Expert Roundtable on the Rohingya Genocide, January 29, 2021
2021-01-28 14:12 On January 29, 2021, from noon-1:00 pm (EST), the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) will host an Expert Roundtable on the Rohingya Genocide. For further information and to register, pl...
Webinar on Sanctions against the International Criminal Court: Constitutional and International Issues, January 27, 2021
2021-01-25 22:50 On January 27, 2021, from 12:00pm-2:00pm, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host a webinar on Sanctions against the International Criminal Court: Constitutional and International Issues. In June ...
Webinar on External Support to Democracy and Human Rights Movements: Proposing a Doctrine of a Right to Assist, February 2, 2021
2021-01-24 01:44 A growing body of evidence shows that nonviolent civil resistance movements are integral to driving democratic development, and therefore long-term stability and peace in the world. This raises the qu...
Virtual Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, March 24-26, 2021
2021-01-24 00:49 From March 24-26, 2021, the American Society of International Law will convene its 115th Annual Meeting. This year's conference theme will be: "Reconceiving International Law: Creativity in Times of C...
Online: NORAD Conference 2021: A New Start - Together or Every State for Itself?, January 26-27, 2021
2021-01-23 10:50 This year's annual NORAD Conference will take on the global pandemic, economic stagnation, greater inequality, threats to democracy and free speech, and related topics that all marked 2020. The NORAD ...
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...
Conference on The ICC's Contribution to the Development and Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law, Palacký University, Faculty of Law, Olomouc, Czech Republic, February 11-12, 2021
2021-01-13 19:15 The Centre for International Humanitarian and Operational Law (CIHOL) and the Palacký University, Faculty of Law, in Olomouc (Czech Republic) have the pleasure to invite you to a conference on the “IC...
ESIL Research Forum, Department of Law, University of Catania, Italy, April 15-16, 2021
2021-01-13 19:14 The next ESIL Research Forum is now reschedueld to take place on 15-16 April 2021 at the Department of Law, University of Catania, Italy. The ESIL Research will address the topic: 'Solidarity: The Que...
Call for Papers: 7th Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition
2021-01-13 00:00 The American Society of International Law's International Refugee Law Interest Group (IRLIG) announces its seventh annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition, co-sponsored by the Glo...
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

Joint HRRL-ESIL Workshop on 'Advanced Digital Technologies in Migration Management: A Means to What End'?, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 4, 2024
2024-05-28 02:10 On 4 September 2024, the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law, Human Rights Research League, and the CoSME Project will organize a workshop in Vilni...
HRRL Statements on Ukraine at the 55th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
2024-04-02 15:10 During the 55th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Human Rights Research League delivered oral statements in connection with the Interactive Dialogue on OHCHR's report on Ukraine, as we...
HRRL Statements on Afghanistan at the 55th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
2024-03-04 00:07 On the occasion of the 55th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Human Rights Research League delivered an oral statement on Afghanistan during the Interactive Dialogue with the UN Specia...
HRRL at Rule of Law Summit in Lviv, Ukraine
2023-12-11 15:03 From 7-10 December 2023, the American Society of International Law and the Ukrainian Association of International Law convened a summit of experts in Lviv, Ukraine, to commemorate the 75th anniversari...
New HRRL Report on Revenge Killings in Afghanistan
2023-11-16 02:17 Over the past year and a half, Human Rights Research League (HRRL) has been conducting a research project documenting Revenge Killings and Other Serious Human Rights Violations in Afghanistan in the A...
HRRL-ONUC Seminar on Dealing with the Taliban, October 18, 2023
2023-10-19 00:20 On 18 October 2023, Human Rights Research League and Oslo New University College (ONUC) co-organized a seminar at ONUC on 'Dealing with the Taliban? Two Years of Atrocities after Regime Breakdown in A...
HRRL-NUPI Conference on Human Rights Violations in Afghanistan, October 11, 2023
2023-10-13 23:30 On 11 October 2023, Human Rights Research League (HRRL) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) co-organized a conference on 'Human Rights Violations in the Taliban's Afghanistan'....
HRRL-CMI Conference on the Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan, October 10, 2023
2023-10-11 21:30 On 10 October 2023, Human Rights Research League (HRRL), the University of Bergen, CMI, and the Centre on Law & Social Transformation co-organized a half-day conference to critically discuss the Human...
10th Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition
2023-10-03 22:36 The 10th Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition has just been announced. The competition is co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the International La...
HRRL Statement on Lebanon at the 54th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
2023-09-27 18:45 On September 27, 2023, during the General Debate on Item 4 at the 54th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Zeina Zerbe commented on behalf of Human Rights Research League on the further ...

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