Bergen Exchanges 2022 Annual Lecture Announcement

Sylvia Tamale: Re-routing Knowledge Production in Africa We are pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Lecture on Law & Social Transformation will be given by Sylvia Tamale (Professor of Law, Makerere University). She will speak on “Re-routing Knowledge Production in Africa: In Search of Our Roots”. The lecture will take place on 24 August, […]

Film screening – Into my name

Date/Time: 21. October 17:15 Venue: Bergen Kino (film screening) / Kulturhuset (Chat with the director and the producers) In partnership with BIFF, Bergen International Film Festival, LawTransform will screen the Italian film “Into My Name” at the Bergen Cinema in Magnus Barfot Gate (17.15). It will open the festival’s LGBTQ programme. Next, we will have […]

Recent publications

The Right to Water and Vulnerable Populations: Whose Voices are Heard in the UN CESCR Monitoring Mechanism?

New article by Thalia Viveros-Uehara Civil society has long demanded that human rights monitoring mechanisms be accessible not only for big international NGOs, but also for …

Brazilian elections: can abortion be a key factor?

New blogpost by Lívia Buzolin Abortion is a topic that has been mobilised in the ongoing Brazilian electoral debates to attract votes or, at least, to …

Abortion rights lawfare: politicization, activism, and backlash

New blog post by Siri Gloppen Abortion is central to politics across the globe in unprecedented ways. Abortion was key to President Bolsonaro’s election campaign ahead …

Water Rights Struggles in Johannesburg and Detroit Revisited: Looking Beyond Courts at the Politics and Power of Rights- Based Legal Mobilization in a Neoliberal Global Order: A ‘Powerpack’ Analysis

New article by Jackie Dugard Responding to the limits of court-based analyses and top-down position-taking in prevailing legal mobilization scholarship, this article goes beyond the courtroom …

Reunification philosophy, practice and research: We can do better for families

Blogpost by Jill Duerr Berrick, Zellerbach Family Foundation Professor at U.C. Berkeley, U.S., and Professor II at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, UiB, …

Recent news

Recording of Ran Hirschl’s lecture: Constitutions & the Metropolis

On 15. June we had the pleasure of hearing Professor Ran Hirschl give a lecture, "Constitutions & the Metropolis", based on his recent book City, …

Bergen Exchanges 2022 Annual Lecture Announcement

Sylvia Tamale: Re-routing Knowledge Production in Africa We are pleased to announce that this year's Annual Lecture on Law & Social Transformation will be given by …

LawTransform PhD Course Effects of Lawfare 2022: Application deadline 10 June!

LawTransform PhD course “Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change”Course period: 15 August – 30 August 2022 (preparatory period from 8 August) The …

Urfolksforelesningen 2022

Buorre boahtem! I anledning Samenes nasjonaldag, arrangerte LawTransform Urfolksforelesningen 2022 (Annual Lecture on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) i samarbeid med Bergen Sameforening og Bergen Global …

The World’s Worst State Leaders of 2021

When the Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet declared the “The World’s Worst State Leaders of 2021”, Lise Rakner, Professor of political science at the University of Bergen …