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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12/12/2018

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 international expert meeting on the challenges posed by mass migration regarding urban areas, refugee camps, and potential future conflicts and humanitarian crises (‘Beyond Encampment: Managing Mass Migration in an Age of Urbanization’) at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law. This interdisciplinary workshop, with invited experts from the US, MENA, and Europe, was an in-depth follow-up to a public seminar previously organized by HRRL at the University of Oslo as part of the World Seminar series. The expert meeting included four sessions, dealing with The Global Compacts and Mass Migration Management; Novel Approaches to Accommodating Refugees and Forced Migrants; Global Trends and the Challenges of Urbanization and Exile; and Fighting Root Causes of Flight: Integration, Circular Migration, and the Promise of Technology. The full report may be downloaded below.

 Beyond Encampment-Expert Meeting Report.pdf


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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
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
11/14/2019
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11/15/2019
Conference on The Role of Human Rights Mechanisms in Implementing International Humanitarian Law, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Organised under the auspices of the Global Studies Institute (University of Geneva), the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Office...   More