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.


Upcoming events

 



News & reports

04/23/2019, 12:05 AM

Au-delà des camps: Radio Interview on the Kinshasa Conference released (in French)

On 25 March 2019, Human Rights Research League, UNHCR and CEDESURK co-organized a...   More


12/12/2018, 02:24 PM

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 [https://www.jus.uio.no/smr/english/about/current/events/2018/beyond-encampment.html...   More


11/02/2018, 08:44 AM

Op-ed on the Root Causes of Refugee Crises and Strategies for Development Aid

If we are to reduce the number of refugees on a global basis, instead of simply limiting the number of refugees reaching the shores of Europe, we need to address the real, underlying root causes of flight. In...   More


09/10/2018

Genocide Conference video available

On September 6-7, 2018, an international conference on 'The UN Genocide Convention at 70: The Politics of Mass Atrocity Prevention' took place at the Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities in...   More


04/24/2018

Beyond Encampment seminar report available

On 10 April 2018, Human Rights Research League successfully held a seminar at the University of Oslo on the challenges posed by mass migration regarding urban areas, refugee camps, and potential future...   More





Conferences & calls

05/06/2019
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07/01/2019
Call for Papers: Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, Emergence of New International Customary Law Rules – by Whom?, National Research University, Moscow, Russia
The Faculty of Law of National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and the PluriCourts Center at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo are co-organising a conference on international...   More
05/24/2019
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05/25/2019
Conference on The Theory and Philosophy of Customary International Law and its Interpretation, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Despite claims to the contrary, and to paraphrase Mark Twain’s famous quip, the rumours of customary law’s death have been greatly exaggerated – customary international law remains alive and well. Nowadays,...   More
06/03/2019
Protecting Community Interests under International Law: Challenges and Prospects for the 21st Century, Conference, Oslo, Norway
On 3 June 2019, the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the Research Group on Human Rights, Armed Conflicts, and the Law of Peace and Security, will organize a conference on Protecting Community Interests...   More
06/14/2019
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06/14/2019
ESIL–CJEU Symposium: Adjudicating the International Responsibility of the EU, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
The second joint symposium organised by ESIL in collaboration with the Court of Justice of the European Union will be held at the Court, Luxembourg, on 14 June 2019. The theme of the symposium is ‘Adjudicating...   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
09/02/2019
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09/06/2019
Summer Academy: Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
This summer academy aims to bring together leading academics, UN and GREVIO experts, and femocracts to share with the participants their academic and professional knowledge and experience. It targets the...   More
09/10/2019
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09/12/2019
Conference on The Private Side of Transforming the World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law, Hamburg, Germany
The conference, to be held at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany, 10-12 September 2019, will systematically analyse the actual and potential role of...   More
09/12/2019
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09/14/2019
15th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, Athens, Greece
This years's annual conference of the European Society of International Law will take place 12-14 September 2019 in Athens, Greece, on the overall theme of 'Sovereignty: A Concept in Flux ?'. Please see the...   More
10/03/2019
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10/04/2019
Conference on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, Emergence of New International Customary Law Rules – by Whom?, National Research University, Moscow, Russia
The Faculty of Law of National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and the PluriCourts Center at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo are co-organising a conference on international...   More
11/07/2019
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11/09/2019
ASIL Midyear Meeting and Research Forum, Brooklyn Law School, New York, USA
This year's American Society of International Law's Midyear Meeting will be held at Brooklyn Law School in New York, 7-9 November 2019. The meeting encompasses several events, including leadership meetings of...   More
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