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

Socialising effect of the ECHR: Estonia – a success story?

In this blogpost Child Rights affiliate Katre Luhamaa examines the effect of Estonias membership in the Council of Europe and European Court of Human Rights. International …

Considerable room for improving the child friendliness of courts

Court proceedings such as care order or removal cases are often a sincere distress for the child in question. Reports have found that shortcomings as …

Modes of Ordering: Labelling, Classification and Categorization in Lebanon’s Refugee Response

LawTransform's Maja Janmyr has co-written a socio-legal article on Syrians in Lebanon which has just been published in the Journal of Refugee Studies. The article …

Are there population biases against migrant children?

“Are there population biases against migrant children? An experimental analysis of attitudes towards corporal punishment in Austria, Norway and Spain” in Children and Youth Services …

The Impact of Elections: The Case of Uganda

About the book: What makes autocratic regimes vulnerable? Why, in times of crisis, do some of these regimes break down while others weather the storm? This …

Recent news

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 …

Affiliate Synnøve Jahnsen With New Book on “Criminal Justice Research in an Era of Mass Mobility.”

Affiliate Synnøve Økland Jahnsen, Andriani Fili and Rebecca Powell recently published their new book "Criminal Justice Research in an Era of Mass Mobility." The book …

Register for our PhD course on “Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change”

In addition to the general track, there are two options of specialisation: Effects of Lawfare concerning Child Rights and Health Rights. The course combines lectures specifically designed for the …

Volunteer with Law Transform!

Would you like to volunteer during the 2018 Bergen Exchanges? What is Bergen Exchanges? Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation is a week-long event hosted annually …

We are looking for media interns!

The Centre on Law & Social Transformation (LawTransform) is looking for 1-2 media interns to join our dedicated team of students and researchers. We are searching …