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 of Water on water and sanitation as Human Rights. LawTransform affiliates Bruce Wilson, Arkaja Singh, and Dan Brinks were special issue guest-editors. The articles included are: Arkaja Singh. The Right […]

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 interviews, to panels and brief sum-ups of important topics concerning the role of Law as an influencing factor of social transformations. The podcast will give you insights into what it […]

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Recent publications

“Under His Eye”: Poland inches closer to Gilead as it targets children and families

Blogpost by Neil Datta Secretary of the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Gilead, Margaret Atwood’s authoritarian dystopia in The Handmaid’s Tale where women’s role …

The Right to Water, Law and Municipal Practice: Case Studies from India

New article by Arkaja Singh Recognition of the right to water in Indian courts has had little impact on the ground. This paper explores the seeming …

The Effectiveness of Harnessing Human Rights: The Struggle over the Ilısu Dam in Turkey

Güneş Murat Tezcür, Rebecca Schiel and Bruce M. Wilson (2021)                                …

The Determinants of Access to Sanitation: The Role of Human Rights and the Challenges of Measurement

R. Schiel, B. M. Wilson and M. Langford (2021)                                  …

Costa Rica. 2020 Global Review of Constitutional Law

The global COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response to it dominated the social, political, economic and legal landscape of Costa Rica in 2020. The government’s …

Recent news

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 …

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 …

Call for papers: Debates en Sociología

¿Hacia nuevos contratos sociales para la conservación? Revelando las luchas por legitimidad en las áreas protegidas de América Latina Fecha límite: 12 de diciembre de 2021 Prof. …

Effects of Lawfare 2021: Impressions from the PhD students

In connection to the Bergen Exchanges, LawTransform hosted the annual, interdisciplinary PhD course on Effects of Lawfare with participants at different stages of their PhDs. …

Call for papers: The International Journal of Human Rights

Moralities, Ontologies, and Legal Entanglements: Disputing Territory and Nature in Latin America Abstract deadline: 30 November 2021 Manuscript deadline: 30 April 2022 LawTransform Fellow Rachel Sieder and Dr. …