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 11, 2020, Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring gave a lecture at New York University on 'Torn Between the Lover and the Love You Leave Behind: Forced Migration, Human Trafficking, and Access to Hell'. The talk formed part of New York University's Conflict, Security, and Development Series and was co-sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU's School of Law, the NYU Program in International Relations, NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU's School for Professional Studies, and the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights.