Human Rights Research League
Research. Education. Advocacy. Development. (R.E.A.D.)
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.