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


In connection with the 53rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights Research League delivered an oral statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the International Expert on the Central African Republic. HRRL deplored the repeated delay of the local elections and the plans for holding a constitutional referendum, despite the rejection by the constitutional court, a referendum that would allow the sitting president to run for a third mandate. These acts do not appear to be conducive to resolving the political crisis. For further details, please see the video of the Oral Statement on UN Web TV

Conferences & calls

Webinar on External Support to Democracy and Human Rights Movements: Proposing a Doctrine of a Right to Assist, February 2, 2021
2021-01-24 01:44 A growing body of evidence shows that nonviolent civil resistance movements are integral to driving democratic development, and therefore long-term stability and peace in the world. This raises the qu...
Virtual Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, March 24-26, 2021
2021-01-24 00:49 From March 24-26, 2021, the American Society of International Law will convene its 115th Annual Meeting. This year's conference theme will be: "Reconceiving International Law: Creativity in Times of C...
Online: NORAD Conference 2021: A New Start - Together or Every State for Itself?, January 26-27, 2021
2021-01-23 10:50 This year's annual NORAD Conference will take on the global pandemic, economic stagnation, greater inequality, threats to democracy and free speech, and related topics that all marked 2020. The NORAD ...
Conference on The ICC's Contribution to the Development and Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law, Palacký University, Faculty of Law, Olomouc, Czech Republic, February 11-12, 2021
2021-01-13 19:15 The Centre for International Humanitarian and Operational Law (CIHOL) and the Palacký University, Faculty of Law, in Olomouc (Czech Republic) have the pleasure to invite you to a conference on the “IC...
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...
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...

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