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

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
11/22/2019
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11/23/2019
International Conference on 'The crisis of multilateral international order: causes, dynamics and consequences', Warsaw
The European Society of International Law (ESIL), the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), and the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ILS PAS) are organising a joint conference on the...   More
11/24/2019
Call for Papers: 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) will host a two-day workshop on Contested norms of international peace and security law, taking place at the Max Planck...   More
01/31/2020
Call for Papers: 2020 ESIL Annual Conference, 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
04/01/2020
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04/04/2020
ASIL Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA
From April 1-4, 2020, the American Society of International Law will convene its 114th Annual Meeting. For a description of the annual Meeting theme and other details, please see the...   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
04/23/2020
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04/24/2020
ESIL Research, Department of Law, University of Catania, Italy
The 2020 ESIL Research Forum will take place on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 April 2020 at the Department of Law, University of Catania, Italy. The ESIL Research Forum is a scholarly conference that promotes...   More
05/07/2020
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05/08/2020
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) will host a two-day workshop on Contested norms of international peace and security law, taking place at the Max Planck...   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