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

Webinar on Constitutionalism and Democracy in Turkey and Beyond, April 8, 2021
2021-04-05 22:15 On April 8, 2021, from 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM EST, the Istanbul Policy Center and the Sakip Sabanci Center for Turkish Studies at Columbia University are organizing a webinar on Constitutionalism and Demo...
Online Conference on Justice & Accountability for Atrocity Crimes, April 5, 2021
2021-04-02 21:26 On April 5, 2021, the Georgetown University School of Law Human Rights Institute will organize the Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights. The online conference, entitled 'Justice & Accountability for...
Webinar on COVID-19 and International Humanitarian Law, April 6, 2021
2021-04-01 01:22 On April 6, 2021, from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST, Professor Oona Hathaway will be discussing her series of articles that focus on the impact COVID-19 has had on international humanitarian law by exploring...
Online Presentation on The Death Penalty in America, March 23, 2021
2021-03-21 15:45 On March 23, 2021, Human Rights Research League board member Steven Schneebaum, Interim Director of the International Law and Organizations Program and Practitioner-in-Residence at the Johns Hopkins S...
Online Panel Discussion on Sexual Violence against Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, March 8, 2021
2021-03-06 18:26 On the occasion of International Women's Day, Giving Women together with the ICRC invite to a panel discussion on "Sexual Violence against Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Healing, Justi...
Webinar on International Human Rights Law and Domestic Violence, March 5, 2021
2021-02-28 17:13 In honor of International Women's Day, the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law organizes a talk on March 5, 2021, at 12:00 noon EST with United Nations Special Rapporteur on Viole...
Call for Papers: Understanding Solidarity under International and EU Refugee Law, April 15, 2021
2021-02-07 02:37 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 ('Solid...
7th Joint Human Rights (Virtual) Conference on Human Rights and Foreign Policy, June 14-16, 2021
2021-01-31 01:33 The International Studies Association (ISA) Human Rights section announces that submissions for the next joint human rights conference on the topic of Human Rights and Foreign Policy, to be held onlin...
Online Expert Roundtable on the Rohingya Genocide, January 29, 2021
2021-01-28 14:12 On January 29, 2021, from noon-1:00 pm (EST), the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) will host an Expert Roundtable on the Rohingya Genocide. For further information and to register, pl...
Webinar on Sanctions against the International Criminal Court: Constitutional and International Issues, January 27, 2021
2021-01-25 22:50 On January 27, 2021, from 12:00pm-2:00pm, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host a webinar on Sanctions against the International Criminal Court: Constitutional and International Issues. In June ...

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