Permanent position as researcher

Vacancy at Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, UiB. Vacancy as researcher at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, UiB. Qualifications: Ph.D. in political science, sociology or economics (other education when clearly related to the project topic may be considered), good qualifications in quantitative […]

The decriminalization of homosexuality in India

Litigating on love. The Centre on Law and Social Transformation is happy to invite you to a breakfast seminar on the decriminalization of homosexuality in India. Last month, the Supreme Court of India decriminalized ‘unnatural sex’ between consenting adults by reading down section 377 of the Indian Penal code. Section 377 criminalized homosexual acts and […]

LawTransform – researching law as an instrument of social change

Law is increasingly at the center of political battles. LawTransform – the Center on Law and Social Transformation – brings together scholars, students and practitioners across institutions and academic fields focusing on law as an instrument of social change. The center is located in Bergen and established jointly by CMI and the University of Bergen, but is also […]

Recent publications

Human Rights in Child Protection

Child rights unit has released a new book Human Rights in Child Protection (open access), which is related to the project Child Protection and Human …

Child’s Best Interest Principle

The Child’s Best Interest Principle across Child Protection Jurisdictions in Asgeir Falch-Eriksen and Elisabeth Backe-Hansen, Human Rights in Child Protection - Implications for Professional Practice and Policy (PP. 59-88). The UN …

Assessing Judicial Empowerment

Drawing on an ongoing international data collection effort, our affiliate Thomas Keck examines the free expression jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Canada and the …

Hvem har ansvaret for å sikre folk vann? 

Mathilde Thorsen has written about water rights and the ongoing water crisis in India in Bergens Tidende. The text ask questions regarding who is in …

Revisiting Health Rights Litigation and Access to Medications in Costa Rica: Preliminary Evidence from the Cochrane Collaboration Reform

Abstract In response to the incremental creation of an expansive constitutional right to health in Costa Rica, the country’s rights-friendly constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court …

Recent news

Bergen Exchanges 2018

We asked some of the people at the Bergen Exchanges on Law and Social Transformation to describe the Exchanges in one word. “Transformative,” “Inspiring,” “Collaborative,” …

Breaking BAD team participated in radio show

During the Breaking BAD project meeting in Accra, Ghana, Lise Rakner (Principal Investigator, CMI/Uni. of Bergen), Nicolas van de Walle (Cornell University), Leo Arriola (Uni. of …

Two master theses completed as part of the Water-rights project

Congratulations to Mathilde Thorsen and Sara Ekblom on their master theses! The Water-rights' project team is really proud of you! Water & Power (2017-2018). Mathilde Thorsen (UiB, …

Breaking BAD Workshop Debuts in Ghana

PRESS RELEASE, collected from CDD-Ghana's webpage. 4th July, 2018 The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and the NorGlobal Network, have hosted Ghanaian scholars and practitioners in …

Water & Power – Dissertation by Mathilde Thorsen

On 1st. of June comparative politics student Mathilde Thorsen handed in her master thesis: 'Water & Power: Has the elevation of the right to water to …