Film screening: Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy

Date: 10 February 2020 Time: 17:00-18:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 The Centre on Law and Social Transformation invites you to Film, Reflection and Popcorn – a screening of the documentary on Swaziland ( now called eSwatini) ‘Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy’. This film is part of a six-film series about civil courage and human rights: […]

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

Kritisk blikk på omsorgsovertakelse av spedbarn

Stort behov for en gjennomgang av spedbarns rettigheter i de nordiske velferdsstatene. Professor Marit Skivenes har nylig publisert en artikkel i tidsskriftet Children and Youth Services …

The Hidden Proceedings

NEW ARTICLE: Decisions about terminating parental rights to ensure an adoption from care are not accountable, finds new analysis. All European countries provide a legal …

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 …

Recent news

Time to recognize children’s right to post-adoption contact with siblings

Time to recognize children’s right to post-adoption contact with siblings Hege Stein Helland, Ph.D. Candidate at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism and the …

Unique in a World Context

NEW PUBLICATION: Changes in the Norwegian Child Welfare Act formalize children’s right to “love”. PhD fellow Hege Stein Helland, PhD fellow Ida B. Juhasz and researcher …

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 …