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 52nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Human Rights Research League delivered an oral statement during the High-Level Dialogue on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic. HRRL underlined that 3,4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, including almost half a million internally displaced persons (IDPs). HRRL stressed the fact that the Kampala Convention (formally, the AU Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa), which the Central African Republic has ratified, obliges state parties to ensure displaced persons have their basic needs met. For further details, please see the video of the Oral Statement on UN Web TV.

Conferences & calls

HRRL Side Event on Russia's War of Aggression against Ukraine at the 56th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
2024-07-08 18:44 On the occasion of the 56th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Human Rights Research League (HRRL) organized a side event on 8 July 2024 on 'Russia's War of Aggression in Uk...
HRRL Written Statement on Ukraine at the 56th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
2024-07-06 00:55 On the occasion of the 56th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Human Rights Research League submitted a Written Statement on 'The Russian Federation's War of Aggression against Ukraine ...
HRRL UN Human Rights Council on Russia's War of Aggression against Ukraine
2024-07-05 17:52 On 8 July 2024, Human Rights Research League will organize a side event at the 56th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on 'Russia's War of Aggression in Ukraine: Human Toll and Future ...
Panel Discussion on 'Left to the Taliban: What Future for an Afghanistan Caught in the Past?',
2024-06-26 15:42 On June 25, 2024, leading Norwegian liberal think tank Civita launched the recording of a panel discussion with Richard Bennett, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Afghanist...
Joint HRRL-ESIL Workshop on 'Advanced Digital Technologies in Migration Management: A Means to What End'?, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 4, 2024
2024-05-28 02:10 On 4 September 2024, the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law, Human Rights Research League, and the CoSME Project will organize a workshop in Vilni...
HRRL Statements on Ukraine at the 55th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
2024-04-02 15:10 During the 55th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Human Rights Research League delivered oral statements in connection with the Interactive Dialogue on OHCHR's report on Ukraine, as we...
HRRL Statements on Afghanistan at the 55th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
2024-03-04 00:07 On the occasion of the 55th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Human Rights Research League delivered an oral statement on Afghanistan during the Interactive Dialogue with the UN Specia...
HRRL at Rule of Law Summit in Lviv, Ukraine
2023-12-11 15:03 From 7-10 December 2023, the American Society of International Law and the Ukrainian Association of International Law convened a summit of experts in Lviv, Ukraine, to commemorate the 75th anniversari...
New HRRL Report on Revenge Killings in Afghanistan
2023-11-16 02:17 Over the past year and a half, Human Rights Research League (HRRL) has been conducting a research project documenting Revenge Killings and Other Serious Human Rights Violations in Afghanistan in the A...
HRRL-ONUC Seminar on Dealing with the Taliban, October 18, 2023
2023-10-19 00:20 On 18 October 2023, Human Rights Research League and Oslo New University College (ONUC) co-organized a seminar at ONUC on 'Dealing with the Taliban? Two Years of Atrocities after Regime Breakdown in A...

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