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


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


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

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
Conference on the Transformation of Citizenship, Faculty of Law, University of Graz, Austria
While the boundaries of states dwindle in terms of institutional integration, multidirectional dependence, or technological progress, states increase their boundaries in terms of raising the symbolic value of...   More
Refugee Diplomacy: Negotiating Protection in a Changing World, Conference, Sydney, Australia
Can international dialogue promote better cooperation and accountability for protecting displaced people? How do international legal norms inform, and become shaped through, diplomatic negotiations? What are...   More
Call for Papers: Migration and the Rule of Law, Göttingen, Germany
On Wednesday, 3 April 2019, the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law (IG MigRefLaw) will organise a side-event in the framework of the ESIL Research Forum,...   More
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
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