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

05/04/2020, 03:17 PM

IDMC Publishes 2020 Global Report on Internal Displacement

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) just published the 2020 edition of their...   More


02/20/2020, 01:23 AM

Lectures at Georgia Law on Forced Migration, Africa, and the Kampala Convention

Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring gave lectures at the [https://deanruskintlaw.com/2020/02/19/expert-in-international-migration-law-and-policy-oslo-based-tom-syring-gives-talks-at-georgia-law/...   More


02/14/2020, 12:30 AM

Rule of Law and Forced Migration Lecture in NYC: Video Available

On Feb. 12, 2020, Human Rights Research League Chairman Tom Syring gave the American-Scandinavian Foundation Visiting Lecture in New York City on 'The Rule of...   More


10/25/2019, 01:33 AM

Human Rights Research League, UNHCR and ICRC co-organized International Conference in Kinshasa on Forced Displacement in the DRC

Human Rights Research League, UNHCR and ICRC co-organized an [https://www.digitalcongo.net/article/5db066291e4caa0004896246/ International Conference on Forced Displacement in the Democratic Republic of the...   More


06/21/2019, 01:58 AM

NRC publishes report on the most neglected displacement crises

Every year, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) publishes a list of the ten most neglected displacement crises. Neglect may be a result of a lack of geopolitical interest, geographical distance, emotional...   More


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

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