Humanitarian Borders

Date: 14.11.18 Time: 08:30-09:30. Place: Bergen Resource Centre, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen. Is humanitarian access and action geographically constrained? Which political perspectives are shaping this process? At what point does helping people in need become a criminal offence? What role do non-state actors play in a European humanitarian crisis? The Centre of Law and Social Transformation […]

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 […]

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

Master thesis: Safeguarding borders, or safeguarding queers?

Yngvild Gotaas Torvik has submitted her master thesis on queer asylum, titled "Safeguarding borders, or safeguarding queers - Norwegian perceptions of (in)credible LGBT asylum seekers …

Critiques of Human Rights, by Malcolm Langford.

  Malcolm Langford, Co-Director of Centre on Law and Social Transformation, has, written the article “Critiques of Human Rights” (Annual Review of Law and Social Science). Social …

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 …

Recent news

Seminar: The decriminalization of homosexuality in India – Litigating on love.

On 22nd October, the Lawtransform unit for Gender, Sexuality and the Law hosted a breakfast seminar on the decriminalization of homosexuality in India. Vikram Kolmannskog …

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 …