LawTransform PhD Course Effects of Lawfare 2022: Application deadline 1 June!

LawTransform PhD course “Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change” Course period: 15 August – 30 August 2022 (preparatory period from 8 August) The application deadline is 1 June 2022! Apply here. Are you Interested in law as political strategy? How rights, law and courts are used as instruments for social change, and how […]

Ran Hirschl: Constitutions and the Metropolis

Date: 15. June 2022 Time: 16.00 Venue: Kulturhuset The 21st century has been hailed the ‘century of the city’. The figures behind this label are mind boggling. From the early 20th century to present day, the world’s urban population has increased more than thirtyfold, from 150 million to over 4.5 billion. The ever-expanding urbanization trend […]

LawTransform Podcast

We have launched our own podcast. There will be monthly episodes on topics related to LawTransform’s work — from interviews, to panels and brief sum-ups of important topics concerning the role of Law as an influencing factor of social transformations. The podcast gives you insights into what it is going on in the world, and […]

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Podcast: Right to Love in India

In 2018, homosexuality was decriminalized in India. It was the result of a rights mobilization that started almost two decades ago. From the start, LGBT …

Parental Freedom in the Context of Risk to the Child: Citizens’ Views of Child Protection and the State in the US and Norway

New article by  Jill Duerr Berrick, Joseph N. Roscoe and Marit Skivenes Professor Marit Skivenes and colleagues at UC Berkeley, USA, examine the normative basis for limiting parents’ freedom …

What the global research community and academic sector can do to help Ukraine

BLOGPOST by Liliia Oprysk Ukraine has been fighting the hybrid war with Russia since 2014. 1,5 million Ukrainians were forced to leave their homes in the east …

How do citizens balance children’s rights against parents’ rights?

New article by  Jill Duerr Berrick, Joseph N. Roscoe and Marit Skivenes Professor Marit Skivenes and colleagues at UC Berkeley, USA, compare citizens’ rights orientations in context of child …

Those that challenges state authority

BLOG: Those that challenges state authority - The critics of the welfare state and the child protection system are diverse with a range of motives …

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Urfolksforelesningen 2022

Buorre boahtem! I anledning Samenes nasjonaldag, arrangerte LawTransform Urfolksforelesningen 2022 (Annual Lecture on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) i samarbeid med Bergen Sameforening og Bergen Global …

The World’s Worst State Leaders of 2021

When the Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet declared the “The World’s Worst State Leaders of 2021”, Lise Rakner, Professor of political science at the University of Bergen …

Queer Lawfare seminar series

To mark the celebration of 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in Norway, LawTransform will run, throughout 2022, a seminar series focused on queer rights activism …

Water | Special Issue: Water and Sanitation as Human Rights: Have They Strengthened Marginalized Peoples’ Claim for Access?

The team working on LawTransform's project Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water? has created a special issue …

LawTransform is launching its own podcast!

We are excited to announce that we are launching our own podcast. There will be monthly episodes on topics related to LawTransform’s work — from …