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 human rights abuses, acts contrary to 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 violations 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.
On February 4, 2020, Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring gave a lecture at Boston University on 'Torn Between the Lover and the Love You Leave Behind'. The talk, sponsored by the Forced Migration and Human Trafficking Program, the International Law Society, the Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs, and the African Studies Center at Boston University, provided a legal backdrop to the convoluted challenges of forced migration and discussed some of the root causes of conflict and inherent drivers of migration and refugee flows underlying current global crises.