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 25, 2020, Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring was invited to give a talk at Case Western Reserve University's School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. The lecture, entitled 'Torn Between the Lover and the Love You Leave Behind: Forced Migration, Human Trafficking and Access to Hell', drew on recent and current research projects, including an inquiry into Constitutional Coups d'etat in Sub-Saharan Africa; a collaboration in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (with UNHCR and ICRC) on the Kampala Convention and the Protection and Inclusion of IDPs in Host Communities; and a forthcoming, co-edited volume (with Richard Falk) on state responsibility for refugees and other people in need of protection in the context of war and occupation.
For further details, please see also the lecture announcement.