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

01/15/2021
Call for Papers: 7th Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition
The American Society of International Law's International Refugee Law Interest Group (IRLIG) announces its seventh annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition, co-sponsored by the Global...   More
02/11/2021
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02/12/2021
Conference on The ICC's Contribution to the Development and Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law, Palacký University, Faculty of Law, Olomouc, Czech Republic
The Centre for International Humanitarian and Operational Law (CIHOL) and the Palacký University, Faculty of Law, in Olomouc (Czech Republic) have the pleasure to invite you to a conference on “ICC´s...   More
04/09/2021
Conference on Partnered Operations and International Law, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Partnered operations where states partner among themselves, with armed groups or with international organisations are nowadays commonplace, from peacekeeping to combat operations. Partnered operations pose...   More
04/15/2021
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04/16/2021
ESIL Research Forum, Department of Law, University of Catania, Italy
The 2020 ESIL Research Forum, initially scheduled for April 23-24, then 29-30 October 2020, will now take place on 15-16 April 2021 at the Department of Law, University of Catania, Italy. The ESIL Research...   More
04/23/2021
Conference on the Synergy between the Law of Treaties and the Law of International Responsibility, Queen Mary University, London, United Kingdom
The Annual Spring Conference of the British Branch of the International Law Association, organised and hosted by Queen Mary, University of London on 23 April 2021, will deal with the connection between the law...   More
05/06/2021
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05/07/2021
Workshop on Contested Norms of International Peace and Security Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany
The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL) is organizing a two-day workshop on Contested norms of international peace and security law, taking place at the Max Planck...   More
05/28/2021
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05/29/2021
Conference on Groups and Spaces in International Economic Law: Focus on the BRICS Countries, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
The purpose of the international conference, co-organized by the ESIL Interest Group on International Economic Law and St. Petersburg State University, is to analyze the special features of cooperation between...   More
06/11/2021
Conference on Old and New Threats to Freedom of Expression. Can the European Court of Human Rights Meet the Challenges?, Hertie School, Berlin, Germany
The European Court of Human Rights says that freedom of expression is one of the essential foundations of a democratic society. It is one of the basic conditions for the progress of a democratic society and...   More
09/09/2021
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09/11/2021
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 9 – 11 September 2021. It will be facilitated by the Stockholm Center for International Law and...   More