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

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

08/30/2019
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01/15/2020
International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition
The International Refugee Law Interest Group calls for submissions for the 6th Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition. Papers may address any topic related to international law and...   More
09/01/2019
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01/10/2020
Francis Lieber Prize 2020
The American Society of International Law's Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict awards the Francis Lieber Prize to the authors of publications that the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of...   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
10/30/2019
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10/31/2019
Conference on Linking Policies and People: New Insights on Migration and Development, Bonn, Germany
This conference is devoted to understanding why people decide to move from their homes (with a particular focus on South-South migration), what effects migration has on the socio economic development of low-...   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
04/02/2020
Workshop on State Compliance with International Human Rights Law, Aix Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France
The Institute for International Humanitarian Studies (CERIC, UMR DICE 7318, AMIDEX) of Aix-en-Provence Law School welcomes submissions for the forthcoming INSIDE Workshop in Compliance Theories to be held at...   More