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.

 

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On 25 October 2021, Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights hosted a discussion with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, highlighting topics included in her new report due to be presented to the UN General Assembly at the end of October, and responding to questions and comments during the session. A recording of the session is now available, including the UN Special Rapporteur's response to Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring's intervention (from 54:12 min. on in the video) pointing to the still lacking ratification of the AU Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention), e.g. on the part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), despite the DRC's promise made two years ago in connection with an international conference in Kinshasa (co-organized by Human Rights Research League) to move forward with the ratification process. Furthermore, the HRRL Chairman requested concerted action on behalf of the mandate holder, the UN, the AU and other relevant (state) parties to convince those AU states that have not done so yet to ratify the Kampala Convention.

Conferences & calls

Draft Program: Joint Workshop on 'In/Ex-clusivity of International Migration and Refugee Law: The Rights Holders’ Perspective', August 31, 2022
2022-04-23 16:30 On 31 August 2022, Human Rights Research League along with the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law and the Forum on Immigration, Frontiers and Asyl...
Call for Papers: 2022 ESIL Annual Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, September 1-3, 2022
2022-04-07 02:31 The 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) will convene in Utrecht, Netherlands, from 1-3 September 2022 under the overall theme of 'In/Ex-clusiveness of Internatio...
Call for Papers: In/Ex-clusivity of International Migration and Refugee Law: The Rights Holders' Perspective
2022-04-05 12:38 On 31 August 2022, the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law and Human Rights Research League will organize a workshop on 'In/Ex-clusivity of Interna...
Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Washington, DC, April 6-9, 2022
2021-12-01 02:29 From April 6-9, 2022, the American Society of International Law will convene its 116th Annual Meeting. This year's Meeting Theme, 'Personalizing International Law', will focus on how people, independe...
Call for Papers: 8th Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition, January 15, 2022
2021-12-01 02:21 The American Society of International Law's International Refugee Law Interest Group (IRLIG) just announced the eighth annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition, co-sponsored by the...
Webinar on 'Another Coup d’état in Sudan: An Exploration of the Prospects of Democracy and Human Rights ', November 22, 2021
2021-11-17 22:57 On 22 November 2021, from 11 AM-12:15 PM (EST), Harvard Law School will host a webinar entitled 'Another Coup d'etat in Sudan: An Exploration of the Prospects of Democracy and Human Rights', exploring...
Webinar on 'A Right of Peoples and Individuals to International Solidarity?', November 18, 2021
2021-11-10 19:15 On November 18, 2021, from 12:30-2PM (EST), the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University will host a webinar on 'A Right of Peoples and Individuals to International ...
Hybrid Seminar on Challenges of Constitution-Making in Sudan, November 12, 2021
2021-10-25 01:16 On 12 November 2021, the Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI) will organize a seminar on the Challenges of Constitution-Making in Sudan, debating the challenges the transitional government faces in its...
50th Annual Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law, October 20-22, 2021
2021-10-03 21:33 The Canadian Council on International Law will hold its 50th Annual Conference on October 20-22, 2021, this year devoted to the theme of 'Getting International Law Back on Track?'. The conference will...
Conference on International Criminal Law before Domestic Courts, October 14-16, 2021
2021-10-03 21:19 On October 14-16, 2021, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights in cooperation with the University of Vienna will organize a conference on International Criminal Law before Dome...
Final Program: Joint Workshop on 'The Evolution of the Principle of Non-Refoulement in International Law: What Role for New Types of International Law-Making?', September 8, 2021
2021-08-29 15:11 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...
Conference on Extraterritoriality in International Law, September 15-17, 2021
2021-08-27 02:07 The Maurer School of Law at Indiana University invites to a three-day conference and webinar on 'Extraterritoriality in International Law'' from 15-17 September 2021. For more information and to regis...
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...

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