Register for our PhD course on “Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change”

In addition to the general track, there are two options of specialisation: Effects of Lawfare concerning Child Rights and Health Rights. The course combines lectures specifically designed for the course and participation in lectures, panels, round-tables, and workshops of the Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation. Students will receive 3 ECTS for participating in the course (80% of […]

Who is gay “enough”? Norwegian Immigration Authorities and Sexual Minorities Asylum Seekers

Andrea Grønningsæter (UiB) in conversation with Deniz Akin (NTNU): Sexual minorities face specific judicial and procedural challenges when applying for asylum. One of the central challenges that queer asylum seekers face in the asylum procedure is establishing the credibility of their sexual orientation. In other words, who are considered to be a ‘real’ gay, lesbian […]

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

Considerable room for improving the child friendliness of courts

Court proceedings such as care order or removal cases are often a sincere distress for the child in question. Reports have found that shortcomings as …

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 …

Recent news

Volunteer with Law Transform!

Would you like to volunteer during the 2018 Bergen Exchanges? What is Bergen Exchanges? Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation is a week-long event hosted annually …

We are looking for media interns!

The Centre on Law & Social Transformation (LawTransform) is looking for 1-2 media interns to join our dedicated team of students and researchers. We are searching …

LawTransform PhD Course – Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battleground for social change

Wednesday 15August – Friday 24 August 2018 Venue: CMI, Just Faaland seminar room, 3rd floor Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen, Norway    Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battlegrounds for social …

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 …

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 …