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

06/25/2020
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06/26/2020
ASIL Virtual Annual Meeting on The Promise of International Law, Washington, DC, USA
On June 25-26, 2020, the American Society of International Law will hold its first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting on the topic of 'The Promise of International Law'. Policymakers, practitioners, academics, and...   More
06/26/2020
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06/27/2020
Conference on Emerging Issues of Relationship between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law, Tbilisi, Georgia
On June 26 and 27, 2020, the European Society of International Law and the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University are organising a joint conference on the topic: ‘Emerging Issues of Relationship between...   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
10/22/2020
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10/24/2020
International Law Weekend Conference on International Law in Challenging Times, New York City, USA
The International Law Weekend, organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA), is scheduled for October 22-24, 2020, in New York City. For more details, see the...   More
10/29/2020
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10/30/2020
ESIL Research Forum, Department of Law, University of Catania, Italy
The 2020 ESIL Research Forum, initially scheduled for April 23-24, will now take place on 29-30 October 2020 at the Department of Law, University of Catania, Italy. The ESIL Research Forum is a scholarly...   More
10/30/2020
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10/31/2020
ASIL Midyear Meeting & Research Forum, Cleveland, USA
This year's ASIL Midyear Meeting & Research Forum will be held at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. For further program details, see also the...   More