Human Rights Research League

Research. Education. Advocacy. Development. (R.E.A.D.)

A note on our logo

The character H superimposed on the number 7 (H7) was the monogram of the Norwegian head of state, King Haakon VII, who reigned from 1905 to 1957. During World War II, when Germany invaded Norway, the royal family fled the country and Haakon VII later spearheaded the resistance in exile from the United Kingdom. The king's monogram became a symbol of solidarity and resistance against occupation and oppression, drawn on walls, roads, or in the snow, and worn in the form of certain coins (as in the picture above) attached to one's clothes - despite the threat of harsh punishment.

Inspired by those brave people and their courage, the Human Rights Research League includes the H7 symbol in its logo and its members wear a wartime H7 coin on their jacket lapels, as a token of respect and as a promise never to take freedom for granted.

Who we are

The Human Rights Research League is composed of members with a variety of academic backgrounds, including international law, political science, economic science, religious studies, philosophy, and literature, spread over four continents. We speak inter alia English, French, German, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, as well as the Scandinavian languages.The Human Rights Research League is headed by a Board, consisting of:

Susan Akram ;

Marius Haga;

Steven Schneebaum ;

Tom Syring (Chairman) . 

Where we are

The Human Rights Research League is registered and headquartered in Oslo, Norway, as its European hub, with representations, partners or contacts in North America, the Middle East, and Africa. 


Human Rights Research League

P. O. Box 1509 Vika

0117 Oslo


Org. no.: 819 845 662