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


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 society, as well as the National Commission for Refugees as representatives of the DRC government participated in the day-long discussions.


Please see the conference program (in French) for details.

Conferences & calls

Conference on Partnered Operations and International Law, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, September 24, 2021
2021-01-13 19:15 Partnered operations where states partner among themselves, with armed groups or with international organisations are nowadays commonplace, from peacekeeping to combat operations. Partnered operations...
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...
Workshop on Contested Norms of International Peace and Security Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany, May 6-7, 2021
2021-01-13 19:13 The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL) is organizing a two-day workshop on Contested norms of international peace and security law, taking place at the Max Pl...
Conference on Groups and Spaces in International Economic Law: Focus on the BRICS Countries, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, May 20-21, 2021
2021-01-13 19:11 The purpose of the international conference, now rescheduled to take place 20-21 May 2021 and co-organized by the ESIL Interest Group on International Economic Law and St. Petersburg State University,...
Conference on Old and New Threats to Freedom of Expression. Can the European Court of Human Rights Meet the Challenges?, Hertie School, Berlin, Germany, June 11, 2021
2021-01-13 19:10 The European Court of Human Rights says that freedom of expression is one of the essential foundations of a democratic society. It is one of the basic conditions for the progress of a democratic socie...
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...
Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, Stockholm University, Sweden, September 9-11, 2021
2021-00-14 19:51 The 16th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law will be held at Stockholm University on 9-11 September 2021. For further details, including COVID-19 related updates, please see...

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