Menneskerettighetsbyen Bergen: Den “gode” og “stygge” rusen

Storsamfunnet legger til rette for rus. Vi koser oss med et glass vin, oppfordres til å kjøpe øl fra lokale mikrobryggeri og Bergen sentrum bugner av steder med skjenkebevilgninger. Den «fine» rusen om natten står i sterk kontrast til den «stygge» rusen på dagtid.

BSRS 2020: Call for application – Global climate governance regime

This course explores the role of the global climate governance regime in devising ways to mitigate climate change and to adapt to already inevitable impacts. To better understand the complexity of multilevel climate governance, the course will use a case study, the Amazon, an ecosystem of global importance. Application until February 1, 2020 –  Apply, […]

Playing with the rules – how extractive industries players pursue illicit practices and what can be done about it?

Over the last two decades, several laws and initiatives have been adopted around the world to fight illicit financial flows, but corruption and tax avoidance remain high in the oil, gas and mining sector. What are some of the reasons for that?

Indigenous reconciliation and land rights

Date: Monday 25 November Time: 12:30-13:30 Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 This presentation addresses a number of unanswered questions in current practices of reconciliation and land rights, including: Is reconciliation an end goal to be achieved or is it a process? What is the colonial history of this region? Who occupied these lands before the […]

Promoting justice during conflict

Date: Wednesday 20 November Time: 08:30-09:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 How do diasporas promote transitional justice during conflict? Transitional justice is most often treated as a concept that ‘deals with the past’ and consequently focus on retrospective institutional attempts at dealing with injustices. Less attention has therefore been afforded to the study of how […]

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

An Ideal Direction? The Nobel Prize to Peter Handke

Anna Gopsill, PhD candidate, University of London and Communications Assistant, CMI, has recently published a blog “An Ideal Direction? The Nobel Prize to Peter Handke” …

Commentary from prof. Marit Skivenes on the Strasbourg Observers: “Child protection and child-centrism – the Grand Chamber case of Strand Lobben and others v. Norway 2019.

Norge ble nylig dømt i Den europeiske menneskerettighetsdomstolens storkammer i en sak om omsorgsovertagelse og tvangsadopsjon av et barn. Professor Marit Skivenes har analysert dommen, …

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 …

Recent news

Bergen Summer Research School

Deadline for applications is February 1, 2020. Apply here:  Study period: June 8-18, 2020 More information at: University of Bergen Check out LawTransform's own course, Global climate governance …

Video: Accountability in Global Health and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Alicia Ely Yamin is a senior scholar at the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University. In collaboration with the United Nations Secretary-General's …

Article: Trans Legalities – Preliminary Study of Files on the Recognition of Trans* Identities in Peru

By Carlos J. Zelada and Carolina Neyra-Sevilla This is a summary of the article, which was published in The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and …

Justice done? How Cambodia is dealing with its past

Today Ali Al-Nasani's presentation touched on various issues of the genocide in Cambodia and discussed the question if the Khmer Rouge Tribunal made a meaningful …

Visiting researchers at LawTransform

LawTransform has three visiting researchers: Evelyn Villarreal F., Namita Wahi and Adrian Jjuuko. They are working with ongoing LawTransform projects. Evelyn Villarreal F., the Research Coordinator …