Human Rights Research League


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

Mission statement 

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.


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12/06/2018

Beyond Encampment: International Expert Meeting Report on Mass Migration Management released

On 2 November 2018, Human Rights Research League (HRRL) and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) convened an international expert meeting on the challenges posed by mass migration regarding urban areas, refugee camps, and potential future conflicts and humanitarian crises (‘Beyond Encampment: Managing Mass Migration in an Age of Urbanization’) at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law. This interdisciplinary workshop, with invited experts from the US, MENA, and Europe, was an in-depth follow-up to a public seminar previously organized by HRRL at the University of Oslo as part of the World Seminar series. The expert meeting included four sessions, dealing with The Global Compacts and Mass Migration Management; Novel Approaches to Accommodating Refugees and Forced Migrants; Global Trends and the Challenges of Urbanization and Exile; and Fighting Root Causes of Flight: Integration, Circular Migration, and the Promise of Technology. The full report may be downloaded below.

 Beyond Encampment-Expert Meeting Report.pdf


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Conferences & calls

11/05/2018
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01/15/2019
Call for Papers: 5th Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition
The American Society of International Law's International Refugee Law Interest Group (IRLIG) announces its fifth annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition, co-sponsored by the Global...   More
12/11/2018
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12/12/2018
Migration Bridges in Eurasia: Migration as a Resource of Social, Economic and Demographic Development, X. International Scientific and Practical Forum, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia
The last in a series of ten international scientific events on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the project "Migration Bridges in Eurasia" will be held on December 11-12, 2018 at the Moscow State...   More
02/01/2019
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02/02/2019
Rule of Law in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, Conference, Rome, Italy
The Rule of Law for Development Institute at Loyola University Chicago School of Law will convene a conference on Rule of Law in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to be held at Loyola's Rome, Italy...   More
02/26/2019
Call for Papers: Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights, Conference, Florence, Italy
The Portsmouth Law School at the University of Portsmouth and the European University Institute (EUI) are organising a 2-day international conference on "Corruption Democracy and Human Rights: Exploring new...   More
03/20/2019
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03/21/2019
8th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference 2019, Cambridge, United Kingdom
The 8th Cambridge International Law Conference 2019 will be held at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge on the 20th and 21st of March 2019. This year's theme is ‘New Technologies: New Challenges for...   More
04/03/2019
Migration and the Rule of Law, ESIL Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law event in the framework of the ESIL Research Forum on ‘The International Rule of Law and Domestic Dimensions: Synergies and Challenges’, Göttingen, Germany
On Wednesday, 3 April 2019, the ESIL Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law (IG MigRefLaw) will organise a side-event in the framework of the ESIL Research Forum, Göttingen, which targets scholars at an...   More
06/20/2019
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06/21/2019
Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights, Conference, Florence, Italy
The Portsmouth Law School at the University of Portsmouth and the European University Institute (EUI) are organising a 2-day international conference on "Corruption Democracy and Human Rights: Exploring new...   More