EU-borgere; likhet for loven?

I 2018 vedtok bystyret at Bergen skulle bli Norges første menneskerettighetsby. Sammen med Centre for Law and Social Transformation, stiftelsen Robin Hood Huset, Raftostiftelsen, Chr. Michelsens Institutte, Bergen Global og Kirkens Bymisjon inviterer vi til et seminar hvor vi ser EU-borgeres rettigheter og Bergen som menneskerettighetsby. Hva bør kommunens rolle være? Hvordan kan vi som et fellesskap sørge for tilgang til samme rettigheter? Og har vi et ansvar som enkeltpersoner?

WEBINAR: The Right to Development of Children

October 1, from 09:00 – 10:30 Presentation Noam Peleg – The right to development of children Questions & Discussion About Noam Peleg Noam Peleg is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Noam’s background is in law and his work focuses on international children’s rights law and its intersection with human […]

Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation!

Join us from 14-21 August for discussions on law and social change. This year, our main focus will be on Law & (In)equality – in cities, democracy, migration & knowledge, gender, child rights and natural resources and climate change. All events will also be streamed online.

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

LGBT rights in Africa

Across the African continent, homosexuality has since the late 1990s become an issue of political contestation and conflict. When Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe castigated the gay community …

The quest for butterfly climate judging 

In their new article, Catalina Vallejo and Siri Gloppen discuss how, with climate litigation, seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly …

The paradox of framing water as a human right in the United States: An analysis of power and resistance

Many communities across the US struggle to access clean and affordable water. Authors examine civil society responses relying on “water as a human right” through …

The judicial manipulation trap: A historical analysis of the political control of the supreme court of Argentina

Comparative judicial politics has provided invaluable evidence about how the political context of Argentina has systematically affected the independence of its Supreme Court. However, it …

Queer Realness: In Pursuit of Freedom

How are lives of transgender and intersex people in India affected by the momentous legal changes for LGBTIQ+ people that has taken place in the …

Recent news

Fire destroys Moria refugee camp

The Moria refugee camp destroyed by fire, with shelter-less children, youth, and adults trapped in a humanitarian crisis and prevented from leaving has become the …

In Memoriam: Sally Engle Merry

At LawTransform we are profoundly saddened to learn that Sally Engle Merry has passed away. Besides being a leading legal anthropologist and beloved professor at …

Old&New face at LawTransform

Alida Steigler has a Master’s degree in Law from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (Hungary) with a specialization in Criminal Law. She finished summa cum laude, …

Visiting researcher – Ana Côrtes

Ana Côrtes is currently a PhD candidate in Public Law at the University of Coimbra – UC (2018- ) and a visiting researcher at the …

Summary of Bergen Exchanges 2020

Did you miss out on #BeEx2020? Or you would like a recap? Now you can check out the videos, the program and the summary of …