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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In honor of International Women's Day, the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law organizes a talk on March 5, 2021, at 12:00 noon EST with United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Dr. Dubrava Simonovic. The talk, entitled 'International Human Rights Law and Domestic Violence: Progress or Retreat?', will discuss the synergies between the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention, and backsliding of the Istanbul Convention. For further information and to register, please see the event page.