Realizing Universal Health Coverage in East Africa: the relevance of human rights

Alicia Ely Yamin and Allan Maleche (2017)

BMC International Health and Human Rights

Applying a robust human rights framework would change thinking and decision-making in efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and advance efforts to promote women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health in East Africa, which is a priority under the Sustainable Development Agenda. Nevertheless, there is a gap between global rhetoric of human rights and ongoing health […]

Deterring corruption and cartels: In search of a coherent approach

Emmanuelle Auriol, Erling Hjelmeng, and Tina Søreide This article addresses how the rules intended to protect consumers and taxpayers from economic crime, namely leniency and cartel settlements in competition law, criminal sanctions and debarment of suppliers from participation in public tenders for bribery, work together. While the economic reasoning behind these rules makes sense when […]

Corruption in State Administration

Tina Søreide and Susan Rose-Ackerman Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law Institutt for regnskap, revisjon og rettsvitenskap NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS This draft paper will become a chapter in The Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing, a volume edited by Jennifer Arlen and published by Edward Elgar.

Citizens’ views in four jurisdictions on placement policies for maltreated children

Marit Skivenes (University of Bergen) and June Thoburn (University of East Anglia) (2017)

Child & Family Social Work

Citizens’ opinions on child protection public policy are a key dimension of the legitimacy of a political order. We have conducted a survey vignette on a representative sample of citizens (N = 4,003) in England, Finland, Norway, and California, USA. The findings show that citizens’ opinions are clearly in favour of adoption (75%) rather than […]

The role and function of the spokesperson in care order proceedings: A cross-country study in Finland and Norway

Rosi Enroos (University of Tampere), Hege Helland (University of Bergen), Tarja Pösö (University of Tampere), Marit Skivenes (University of Bergen) and Milfrid Tonheim (University of Bergen) (2017)

Children and Youth Services Review

The article explores the spokesperson’s role and function when representing children in care order proceedings in Norway and Finland. The Norwegian and Finnish child welfare systems share many similarities in international comparisons – they both have a family-service approach with a strong recognition of children’s rights – but they have established quite different ways of […]

Collective Litigation of Environmental Rights in Colombia: An Empirical Study

Ángela María Páez-Murcia, Everaldo Lamprea-Montealegre and Catalina Vallejo-Piedrahíta (2017)

Vniversitas. Bogotá (Colombia), n° 134: 209-248, enero-junio de 2017

This paper presents the results of an empirical study that systematized environmental judicial opinions handed down by Colombia’s highest administrative Court —Consejo de Estado— over a 17-year period (1998-2015). Thanks to a research grant, the authors and a team of coders systematized, using state-of-the art content analysis methodologies, more than 250 opinions handed down by […]

Legal Knowledge as a Tool for Social Change: La Mesa por la Vida y la Salud de las Mujeres as an Expert on Colombian Abortion Law

Ana Cristina González Vélez and Isabel Cristina Jaramillo (2017)

The article is one of three recent publications from the project Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America. In May 2006, Colombia’s Constitutional Court liberalized abortion, introducing three circumstances under which the procedure would not be considered a crime: (1) rape or incest; (2) a risk to the woman’s health or life; and (3) fetal malformations […]

Abortion Rights Legal Mobilization in the Peruvian Media, 1990–2015

Camila Gianella (2017)

The article is one of three recent publications from the project Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America. State and non-state actors engaged in disputes to expand and limit abortion rights have engaged in legal mobilization—in other words, strategies using rights and law as a central tool for advancing contested political goals. Peru, like other Latin […]

The Battle Over Abortion Rights in Brazil’s State Arenas, 1995-2006

Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado and Débora Alves Maciel (2017)

The article is one of three recent publications from the project Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America. This article proposes a relational approach to the study of abortion law reform in Brazil. It focuses on the interaction of pro-choice and anti-abortion movements in different state arenas and political contexts. It details the emergence of a […]