Fiendtlig arkitektur?

Er fiendtlig arkitektur et problem i Bergen? I hvor stor grad kan man designe byrom for å inkludere og ekskludere ulike mennesker? Hvor går grensen? Vi inviterer til samtale om hvordan byens fysiske utforming påvirker hvem som får bruke den.

BSRS 2020: Call for application – Global climate governance regime

This course explores the role of the global climate governance regime in devising ways to mitigate climate change and to adapt to already inevitable impacts. To better understand the complexity of multilevel climate governance, the course will use a case study, the Amazon, an ecosystem of global importance. Application until February 1, 2020 –  Apply, […]

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

An Ideal Direction? The Nobel Prize to Peter Handke

Anna Gopsill, PhD candidate, University of London and Communications Assistant, CMI, has recently published a blog “An Ideal Direction? The Nobel Prize to Peter Handke” …

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 …

Recent news

Video: Constitutional reform process in Gambia

Satang Nabaneh is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and LawTransform PhD scholar as part of the research project …

Master’s Week 2020

For the third year we are organizing our LawTransform Master' s Week event (10-14 February 2020) and we would be really happy if you could …

Slik vil dommen forandre barnevernet

Norge ble dømt i menneskerettighetsdomstolen i en sak om tvangsadopsjon. Det vil få konsekvenser for barnevernet. Den europeiske menneskerettighetsdomstolen slo nylig fast at Norge har krenket …

Bergen Summer Research School

Deadline for applications is February 1, 2020. Apply here: https://www.uib.no/en/rs/bsrs/94359/application  Study period: June 8-18, 2020 More information at: University of Bergen Check out LawTransform's own course, Global climate governance …

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 …