Human Rights Research League
Research. Education. Advocacy. Development. (R.E.A.D.)
The Human Rights Research League (HRRL) is a non-governmental organization aiming at protecting individuals by placing human rights abuses, acts contrary to 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 violations 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.
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 Age of Urbanization' at the University of Oslo. The interdisciplinary workshop, with invited experts from the US, MENA, and Europe, was an in-depth follow-up to a public seminar previously organized by HRRL on the same topic at the University of Oslo as part of the World Seminar series. The Expert meeting included four sessions, dealing with The Global Compacts and Mass Migration Management, Novel Approaches to Accomodating Refugees and Forced Migrants, Global Trends and the Challenges of Urbanization and Exile, and Fighting Root Causes of Flight: Integration, Circular Migration, an dthe Promise of Technology.
The Workshop Announcement may be accessed here:
The full Program and Expert Meeting Report may be downloaded below: