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 acts contrary to human rights and 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 challenges 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.
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On April 6, 2021, from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST, Professor Oona Hathaway will be discussing her series of articles that focus on the impact COVID-19 has had on international humanitarian law by exploring how the pandemic is affecting the rules and norms of IHL. Her series on international law seeks to address the rules around armed conflict during a pandemic, how this pandemic has impacted state obligations to provide humanitarian access, and how law of war detainees are treated in the presence of COVID-19. The event is hosted by the American Red Cross-National Headquarters International Humanitarian Law Department. For further information and to register, please see the meeting registration.