Bergen Exchanges 2019 Program

This program is under development and will be updated. For a downloadable program, click here. Monday 19 August Corruption and Law KEYNOTE: Louise Shelley Natural Resource Corruption – How to research and address it? Bergen as a Human Rights City – Rights to the City Political corruption and corruption as a political tool Corruption in […]

Would you like to volunteer during Bergen Exchanges?

We are looking for volunteers for our annual conference, the Bergen Exchanges! The Bergen Exchanges bring together academics and activists from all over the world for a week of seminars, debates, a PhD-course and fun social events. The main themes this year: Natural Resources and Climate Change Indigenous Rights Corruption Technology & Law Finally, we […]

Bergen Exchanges on Law and Social Transformation 2019

19-23 AUGUST 2019 #BeEx2019 The Bergen Exchanges is a meeting place for scholars and practitioners from across the globe who seek to understand how law serves as an instrument of change – and how it shapes and is shaped by power relations. During a week of public discussions, we examine strategic uses of rights and […]

About the centre

Centre on Law & Social Transformation – LawTransform – is a network of scholars, students and practitioners who share an interest in how law shapes societies, and the use of rights and courts as tools for social change. LawTransform was established in 2014 as a collaboration between the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the University of Bergen (UiB). Fellows and affiliates come from […]

Recent publications

The perfect enemy: From migrants to sexual minorities

Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner have written a brief as part of the 'Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health: criminalisation, health impacts and game …

Vulnerable populations and the right to health: lessons from the Peruvian Amazon around tuberculosis control

Camila Gianella, M. Amalia Pesantes, Cesar Ugarte-Gil, David A.J. Moore and Claudia Lema's article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health. Access the full …

Democratic Rollback in Africa

There is a global trend of democratic retrenchment across the world, in both new and more established democracies. The African continent is part of the …

Den gode «fiende»: Fra flyktninger til seksuelle minoriteter

Hvorfor kjører Polens nasjonal-konservative regjeringsparti LHBT-motstand som viktigste valgkamptema foran Europaparlamentsvalget i mai? Under slagordet «Ikke rør barna» har regjeringspartiet «Lov og rettferdighetspartiet» (PiS) i Polen …

Child rights and international discrimination law

Children’s right to non-discrimination Marit Skivenes and Karl Harald Søvig have edited a book on the implementation of children’s right to protection from discrimination. The United Nations …

Recent news

Two new seminar series at LawTransform

LawTransform received funding from Fritt-Ord for two new seminar series: The Right to the City and Transitional Justice in Norway and Beyond.  The series will both continue through …

Interview with Alan Msosa on the situation for LGBTQI+ rights in Malawi

Alan Msosa is a research affiliate at the Centre on Law and Social Transformation. He is part of the Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare (SRR) …

The Council of Europe: from 1949 to 2019

May 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe. It was founded in 1949 as a response to the fundamental violations of human …

Sexual and Reproductive Rights in India

On the 14th – 15th of April LawTransform co-organized the conference ‘’Sexual & Reproductive Rights in India: Social movements & legal battles‘‘ at the Bangalore …

LawTransform PhD course 2019

LawTransform PhD course 2019 Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change (14- 23 August) Practical information The course combines lectures specifically designed for the …