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 24, 2020, Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring gave a lecture at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law on Emergency Relief in Failing States. The talk dealt with the particular challenges of emergency responses to refugee crises, not least in connection with health crises, in states with ongoing (armed) conflict. The presentation drew on recent experiences, such as the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and looked into future, upcoming, comparable health crises, such as the challenges related to the coronavirus response, if and when it comes to such areas.
For further details, please see the lecture announcement.