Barnevernfrokost: Omsorgsovertakelser av nyfødte rett fra klinikken

Hvordan gjør Fylkesnemnda vurderinger om sannsynligheten for framtidig omsorgssvikt? 3. november kl. 09.00 til 09.45 Ida Juhasz sitt doktorgradsprosjekt utforsker begrunnelser for statlig inngripen i privatlivet, gjennom en studie av beslutninger om omsorgsovertakelser av nyfødte. Hvordan begrunnes og rettferdiggjøres beslutninger om omsorgsovertakelse rett fra klinikken? Hvordan gjør Fylkesnemnda vurderinger om sannsynligheten for framtidig omsorgssvikt? Gjennom […]

Women mobilising against violence

Date: 28 October 2020 Time: 16:00-17:00 You can join the event through this link Across Latin America, women have been front and centre of fighting for the eradication of violence against women and protesting in support of abortion rights on the continent. These groups have mobilised as feminists against a conservative background. International attention has […]

Launching the Bergen School of Global Studies

University of Bergen Aula Tuesday 03. November 2020, 12:00 – 14:00 Unfortunately this event is now fully booked. Please join on Zoom. Link will be provided shortly. Welcome to the opening of the Bergen School of Global Studies in the University Aula on 3. November! Pro Rector Margaret Hagen and Professor Bente Moen, Head of UiB Global […]

Check out our latest videos!

You can find all the LawTransform events that we have streamed at Bergen Global with events descriptions, and links to YouTube videos, here.

Video av arrangementet “Panelsamtale: Hva koster det å være politivarsler?”

Før verdenspremieren på den norske dokumentarfilmen “Blue Code of Silence” under BIFF 2020, inviterte vi alle til panelsamtale om taushetskultur og politi-varslere i Vest: Hva koster det å være en politivarsler? Hvis du gikk glipp av det eller ønsker å se det på nytt, kan du gjøre det her: For mer om arrangementet, klikk her. […]

Revisit the Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation 2020

Watch the videos, see the photos, read about the events!
The BeEx2020 took place 14-21 August with lively discussions on law and social change. This year, our main focus was on Law & (In)equality – in cities, democracy, migration & knowledge, gender, child rights and natural resources and climate change. Videos of all events are available 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

Peru and COVID-19: Quick Response Hampered by Structural Failures

On March 15, with 28 confirmed cases and no deaths, the government issued the Supreme Decree N° 044-2020-PCM declaring a state of emergency for 15 days. …

Good Health Indicators are Not Enough: Lessons from COVID-19 in Peru

Peru received international acclaim for being one of the first countries to implement a comprehensive package of measures to control the spread of the COVID-19 …

Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights

This Research Handbook combines practitioner and academic perspectives to provide a comprehensive, cutting edge analysis of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR), as well as the …

Irene Maffi: Abortion in Post-revolutionary Tunisia: Politics, Medicine and Morality

After the revolution of 2011, the electoral victory of the Islamist party ‘Ennahdha’ allowed previously silenced religious and conservative ideas about women’s right to abortion …

Adrian Jjuuko: Strategic Litigation and the Struggle for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Equality in Africa

There has been a rise in the use of strategic litigation related to seeking equality for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) persons. Such developments are …

Recent news

Call for applications: Master student scholarship at RAFTO

The Department of Comparative Politics announces a scholarship of NOK 20,000 for a master student who writes or is interested in writing a Master thesis …

Call for application: PhD position “UN, human rights to water & indigenous peoples”

ERC project RIVERS- Water/human rights beyond the human? Indigenous water ontologies, plurilegal encounters and interlegal translation (2019-2024), University Carlos III de Madrid (SPAIN)- seeks a PhD researcher …

Call for applications: Graduate Online Conference in Public Law at the University of Texas at Austin

The Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin invites graduate student submissions for the seventh annual Graduate Conference in Public Law, to …

Øyvind Tefre Øyvind S. Tefre defended his PhD thesis

PhD: Why is adoption rarely used in Norwegian child protection, but widely used in the United States? LawTransform-affiliate Øyvind S. Tefre defend his doctoral thesis titled “Exploring …

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 …