About the centre

Centre on Law & Social Transformation – LawTransform – is a network of scholars, students and practitioners who share an interest in how law shapes societies, and the use of rights and courts as tools for social change. LawTransform was established in 2014 as a collaboration between the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the University of Bergen (UiB). Fellows and affiliates come from […]

Recent publications

Commentary from prof. Marit Skivenes on the Strasbourg Observers: “Child protection and child-centrism – the Grand Chamber case of Strand Lobben and others v. Norway 2019.

Norge ble nylig dømt i Den europeiske menneskerettighetsdomstolens storkammer i en sak om omsorgsovertagelse og tvangsadopsjon av et barn. Professor Marit Skivenes har analysert dommen, …

The perfect enemy: From migrants to sexual minorities

Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner have written a brief as part of the 'Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health: criminalisation, health impacts and game …

Vulnerable populations and the right to health: lessons from the Peruvian Amazon around tuberculosis control

Camila Gianella, M. Amalia Pesantes, Cesar Ugarte-Gil, David A.J. Moore and Claudia Lema's article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health. Access the full …

Democratic Rollback in Africa

There is a global trend of democratic retrenchment across the world, in both new and more established democracies. The African continent is part of the …

Den gode «fiende»: Fra flyktninger til seksuelle minoriteter

Hvorfor kjører Polens nasjonal-konservative regjeringsparti LHBT-motstand som viktigste valgkamptema foran Europaparlamentsvalget i mai? Under slagordet «Ikke rør barna» har regjeringspartiet «Lov og rettferdighetspartiet» (PiS) i Polen …

Recent news

Video: Accountability in Global Health and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Alicia Ely Yamin is a senior scholar at the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University. In collaboration with the United Nations Secretary-General's …

Article: Trans Legalities – Preliminary Study of Files on the Recognition of Trans* Identities in Peru

By Carlos J. Zelada and Carolina Neyra-Sevilla This is a summary of the article, which was published in The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and …

Justice done? How Cambodia is dealing with its past

Today Ali Al-Nasani's presentation touched on various issues of the genocide in Cambodia and discussed the question if the Khmer Rouge Tribunal made a meaningful …

Visiting researchers at LawTransform

LawTransform has three visiting researchers: Evelyn Villarreal F., Namita Wahi and Adrian Jjuuko. They are working with ongoing LawTransform projects. Evelyn Villarreal F., the Research Coordinator …

Bergen Exchanges 2019

The Bergen Exchanges 2019 brought together academics, students, practitioners and activists from all over the world to share their research an interest in how law …