Annual Lecture on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Date: 6 February 2019 Time: 17:00-20:30 Venue: BI Handelshøyskole (Kong Christian Frederiks plass 5) 17:00 Welcome – canteen 1st floor 17:30 Opening speeches and dinner 18:30 Performance “Risten & Ante” by Mikkel Gaup 19:00-20:30 Lecture and debate – auditorium 3, 3rd floor Keynote speaker: Per Selle  “Urfolks rett til selvstyre: Sametinget i komparativt perspektiv” Save the date! LawTransform […]

Do you want to volunteer at the Centre on Law and Social Transformation?

The centre is seeking new volunteers for the 2019 spring semester! The Centre on Law & Social Transformation brings together scholars, students and practitioners from across institutions and academic fields to research issues relating to law and social change. Although our researchers are located all over the world, the heart of the centre is in […]

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

Caliban Unleashed: What role for strategic litigation in an illiberal era?

Author: Alicia Ely Yamin What is the role for strategic litigation of social rights, and in particular health rights, in a world where democratic social practices …

Building a better world by establishing a Truth Commission: Incomplete healing in El Salvador

This CMI working paper (2018:7) was written by Stener Ekern for the research project entitled “Beyond Words: Implementing Latin American Truth Commission Recommendations”. The research project …

Transitional Justice for Human Rights: The Legacy and Future of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

Book Chapter by Elin Skaar (2018)  in Gerd Oberleitner (ed.) International Human Rights Institutions, Tribunals and Courts. International Human Rights Singapore: Springer.  Truth commissions are an integral component …

Diktatorens lærebok: Kapittelet om Tanzania

Lise Rakner (2018) MENINGER: Det går utforbakke med demokratiet og rettsstaten i Tanzania, skriver professor Lise Rakner. Stormangrepet på alle som kunne tenkes å kritisere regjeringspartiet (CCM) …

Love in Law – The Indian Supreme Court decides in favour of LGBT persons

On 6 September 2018, the Indian Supreme Court delivered a 493-page-long verdict on LGBT rights and love.“Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India” is arguably …

Recent news

Tilbakeslag for rettsstaten og håp for 2019

Globalt ble 2018 et dårlig år for rettsstaten. I sin åpningstale som ny FN-kommisjoner for menneskerettigheter, uttrykte Michelle Bachelet i september 2018 fortvilelse over de …

Recognising all victims and survivors of sexual violence in wartime

Sexual violence in wartime is not a new issue and is not limited to one geographical region, time period or conflict. Sexual violence is commonly …

Hvem kontrollerer politikerne?

Den siste tiden har nyhetene florert av saker hvor det stilles spørsmål ved norske politikeres integritet og respekt for etiske retningslinjer og regler for reiseregninger, …

New PhD position

Fully funded PhD position at Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, UiB. The Centre is looking for a person with high ambitions, strong qualifications in …

Permanent position as researcher

Vacancy at Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, UiB. Vacancy as researcher at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism at the Department of …