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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11/02/2018

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 this op-ed in leading Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten , HRRL Chairman Tom Syring discusses preconditions for sustainable solutions to global refugee and humanitarian crises.



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Conferences & calls

06/25/2020
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06/26/2020
ASIL Virtual Annual Meeting on The Promise of International Law, Washington, DC, USA
On June 25-26, 2020, the American Society of International Law will hold its first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting on the topic of 'The Promise of International Law'. Policymakers, practitioners, academics, and...   More
06/26/2020
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06/27/2020
Conference on Emerging Issues of Relationship between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law, Tbilisi, Georgia
On June 26 and 27, 2020, the European Society of International Law and the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University are organising a joint conference on the topic: ‘Emerging Issues of Relationship between...   More
09/10/2020
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09/12/2020
Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, University of Stockholm, Sweden
The 16th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law will be held at Stockholm University on 10 – 12 September 2020. It will be facilitated by the Stockholm Center for International Law and...   More
10/22/2020
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10/24/2020
International Law Weekend Conference on International Law in Challenging Times, New York City, USA
The International Law Weekend, organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA), is scheduled for October 22-24, 2020, in New York City. For more details, see the...   More
10/29/2020
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10/30/2020
ESIL Research Forum, Department of Law, University of Catania, Italy
The 2020 ESIL Research Forum, initially scheduled for April 23-24, will now take place on 29-30 October 2020 at the Department of Law, University of Catania, Italy. The ESIL Research Forum is a scholarly...   More
10/30/2020
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10/31/2020
ASIL Midyear Meeting & Research Forum, Cleveland, USA
This year's ASIL Midyear Meeting & Research Forum will be held at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. For further program details, see also the...   More