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.

 

News & reports

 

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 Criminal Justice organized a workshop on 'The Evolution of the Principle of Non-Refoulement in International Law: What Role for New Types of International Law-Making?'. The workshop, introduced by Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring and ESIL IG Co-Conveners Daniela Vitiello and Tamas Molnar, attracted 65 scholars and practitioners from all over the globe, contributing to the many worthwhile discussions and rendering this meeting a truly international event. Human Rights Research League board member Steven Schneebaum moderated the second panel. Following a Q&A session, HRRL Chairman Tom Syring offered some concluding remarks, inviting all participants to continue the many great discussions and potential collaboration also beyond this workshop. For further details, please see the Final Program and the initial Call for Papers. Some pictures of the event may be available here.

Conferences & calls

Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, May 4-7, 2021
2021-04-08 00:38 The 2021 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development will be held on May 4-7 on the theme of 'Promoting Peace in the Age of Compound Risk'. For each of the days of the Forum, the format will combine open...
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...
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 ...
Webinar on COVID-19, Climate Change, and International Law, February 16, 2021
2021-01-24 02:06 In common with global climate change, the current COVID-19 pandemic is at once a global and a local crisis. It has exposed and exacerbated structural inequalities, disrupted local and global economies...
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...

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