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 Feb. 12, 2020, Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring gave the American-Scandinavian Foundation Visiting Lecture in New York City on 'The Rule of Law and Forced Migration'. The lecture discussed the current rise in the number of people who have been forcefully displaced and the challenges posed by new patterns of displacement as well as the complex issues behind responses by states and regional organizations. Drawing on ongoing research projects, including a collaboration in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the talk looked into some of the root causes of conflict and inherent drivers of migration underlying current global crises, as well as the nexus between the (lack of) rule of law, development, and forced migration.
For further details, please see the lecture announcement.
A video of the lecture is also available.