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

 

On the occasion of the 52nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Human Rights Research League delivered an oral statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Alioune Tine. HRRL Chairman Tom Syring underlined that severe violations of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law were still widespread in Mali, also those committed by government forces, and were taking place with impunity, which in turn contributes to future violations. HRRL asked what strategies may be envisioned in order to break that cycle of impunity, which is reinforcing itself. For details, please see the video of the Oral Statement on UN Web TV.

Conferences & calls

Annual Meeting Announcement
2022-09-21 00:57 Human Rights Research League will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, 27 October 2022, at 1:30 PM ET / 7:30 CET via Zoom. HRRL members interested in participating, please get in touch via info@hrrlea...
Midyear Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Miami, November 10-12, 2022
2022-09-19 22:18 This year's Midyear Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) will be held on November 10-12, 2022, at the University of Miami School of Law. For more information and to register, pl...
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...

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