Den nye abortdebatten – globale og juridiske perspektiver

Date: 13.12.18 Time: 08:30-09:30. Place: Bergen Resource Centre, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen I år er det 40 år siden loven om selvbestemt abort ble vedtatt. Det nylig fremsatte forslaget fra Kristelig Folkeparti om å endre abortlovens § 2 bokstav c viser imidlertid at loven fremdeles skaper sterkt engasjement og dype politiske skillelinjer. Forslaget går ut på […]

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

Building a better world by establishing a Truth Commission: Incomplete healing in El Salvador

This CMI working paper (2018:7) was written by Stener Ekern for the research project entitled “Beyond Words: Implementing Latin American Truth Commission Recommendations”. The research project …

Transitional Justice for Human Rights: The Legacy and Future of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

Book Chapter by Elin Skaar (2018)  in Gerd Oberleitner (ed.) International Human Rights Institutions, Tribunals and Courts. International Human Rights Singapore: Springer.  Truth commissions are an integral component …

Diktatorens lærebok: Kapittelet om Tanzania

Lise Rakner (2018) MENINGER: Det går utforbakke med demokratiet og rettsstaten i Tanzania, skriver professor Lise Rakner. Stormangrepet på alle som kunne tenkes å kritisere regjeringspartiet (CCM) …

Love in Law – The Indian Supreme Court decides in favour of LGBT persons

On 6 September 2018, the Indian Supreme Court delivered a 493-page-long verdict on LGBT rights and love.“Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India” is arguably …

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 …

Recent news

Do you want to volunteer at the Centre on Law and Social Transformation?

The centre is seeking new volunteers for the 2019 spring semester! The Centre on Law & Social Transformation brings together scholars, students and practitioners from across …

Two-Year Post-Doctoral Research Position – researching the impact of the creation of a human right to water in a global perspective

The Department of Political Science at the University of Central Florida together with Chr. Michelsen Institute seeks to fill a post-doctoral researcher position for a …

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 …

Doctoral Researcher on Judicial behavior in conflict-affected societies at PRIO

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invites applications for a three-year, full-time position as Doctoral Researcher. The position provides the opportunity to work in a leading …

New project: ‘Vulnerability in the Robot Society’

Malcolm Langford, Co-Director at LawTransform, CMI researcher and Professor, University of Oslo is part of a team that has just been granted a 24 million …