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

 

Lecture at Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, on Human Trafficking & Forced Migration
2020-02-14 14:51 On February 14, 2020, Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring gave a lecture at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on Human Trafficking & Forced Mig...
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...

Conferences & calls

The European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law is organizing a side event on 15 April 2021 within the framework of this year's ESIL Research Forum ('Solidarity: The Quest for Founding Utopias of International Law), which targets scholars at an early stage of their careers. The application deadline is 10 March 2021. For further details, please see the Call for Papers.

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