Open Lecture with Drago Kos: Where We Stand On Anti-Corruption – Progress and Hindrances

Time: 4. April 10:15 – 12:00 Venue: Auditorium A, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). The Norwegian School of Economics and the unit on Corruption & Law at LawTransform invites you to an open lecture with Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group in Bribery. Drago Kos will discuss the difficulties in controlling corruption in various […]

Lawtransform’s Maja Janmyr receives Chr. Michelsen Prize on outstanding development research.

Congratulations to Head of the Lawtransform Migration Unit and Professor in international migration law at the Norwegian Center for Human Rights, Maja Janmyr, who received the prize for her article ‘No country of asylum’: ‘Legitimizing’ Lebanon’s rejection of the 1951 Refugee Convention.  Read the prize committee’s full decision  here and the article here. Janmyr and colleague Lama Mourad […]

Domstolers funksjon – hva betinges de av?

Time: 8.30-9.30 Hvilken rolle spiller domstolene i dag? Og hvordan kan vi sikre deres funksjon? Disse to grunnleggende spørsmålene vil bli behandlet i seminaret “Domstolers funksjon – hva betinges de av?” Dette seminaret tar utgangspunkt i Domstolskommisjonens arbeid. Domstolskommisjonen er et utvalg satt til å utrede domstolenes organisering, og har som hovedoppgave å undersøke hvordan domstolene kan […]

Coming soon! LawTransform PhD Course

Save the date! Effects of Lawfare:  Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change (15- 24 August) With two options of specialization: Effects of Lawfare concerning Child Rights and Health Rights. The course page will be available soon with further information about the course program and admission. The course combines lectures specifically designed for the course and participation in […]

Summer school course on gender based violence

Bergen Summer Research School (11 – 22 June 2018) will offer a course on “Gender based violence: Rights as governance mechanisms and political tools”. The application deadline is 15 February and there are some stipends available.  Course leaders are Henriette Aasen (UiB) and Torunn Wimpelmann (CMI) and lecturers include Jackie Dugard; Siri Gloppen; Hans Fredrik Martinussen; […]

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

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 …

Demokrati i forfall

Agenda Magasin, Akademisk Spalte, 30.10.17 Demokratiet er ingen selvfølge og kan forvitre foran øynene på oss om vi ikke er våkne. Forskere, journalister og aktivister verden over …

Manipulating Courts in New Democracies

Release date: September 29th, 2017 When can the Executive manipulate the composition of a Court? What political factors explain judicial instability on the bench? Using original field data …

Recent news

Thank you all for an exciting LawTransform Masters Week 2018!

We at the Centre on Law & Social Transformation are extremely proud of our first LawTransform Masters Week! In February, we had an entire week of …

Abstract submission extended until 25 March – 18th IUAES World Congress in Brazil

Camila Gianella, Flavio Wiik and Lara Côrtes are pleased to invite you to submit a paper proposal to the open panel entitled Water rights and indigenous identities in …

Opinion: Costa Rica’s 2018 elections: corruption, morality politics, and voter alienation make uncertainty the only certainty

In a context of political dealignment and a fluid multiparty system, corruption scandals and a divisive international court ruling on sexual and reproductive rights have drastically altered the …

Opinion: Lack of access to surgeries for people affected by TB in Peru (in Spanish)

Las cirugías del tórax para personas con tuberculosis no pueden esperar Se estima que en el Perú, unas 35,000 personas se infectan anualmente de tuberculosis (TB), …

Sami National Day with LawTransform

Celebration of the Sami National Day with LawTransform on the news: Thank you all for making LawTransform's first Annual Lecture on Rights of Indigenous Peoples such …