What happened to democracy in Myanmar?

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2019 Time: 08:30 – 09:30 Place: Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, Menneskerettighetenes plass 1, Bergen The past decade the world has witnessed a dramatic change in the political system in Myanmar. In 2011 a government led by President Thein Sein, a former General, replaced the military junta and initiated reforms that took […]

Film screening: «Retablo» (Peru)

Date: Thursday 21 March Time: 16:00 – 18:00 Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 This event is a collaboration with Cine Latino/BIFF. Set in a Quechua community in Ayacucho, this movie follows a father and son who are artists practicing the characteristic regional art of “retablo”. The movie centers on gender roles among indigenous communities in […]

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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 Bergen with our team of engaged volunteers and interns who assist […]

Recent publications

Children’s Rights in Norway: An Implementation Paradox?

Editors: Malcolm Langford, Marit Skivenes and Karl Harald Søvig. Norway tops international indexes on children's rights but continues to attract criticism for its level of compliance …

Structured Settlements for Corruption Offences Towards Global Standards?

Author: Abiola Makinwa and Tina Søreide (eds.). In the 40 years since the historic passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, there has been a revolution in the …

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 …

Recent news

World Water Day 2019 – Leaving no one behind

There is a good reason why two UN resolutions explicitly recognized the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as an independent human …

Jackie Dugard on steering committee of SCIS

LawTransform Global Fellow, Jackie Dugard, is on the steering committee of the newly established Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS). It is the first research institute …

Malcolm Langford on Norway’s place in the Security Council

On 6 March, LawTransform co-director Malcolm Langford appeared in a television debate on NRK with the Norwegian Foreign Minister. They discussed whether Norway deserves a place …

Welcome to Master’s week 2019!

The Centre on Law & Social Transformation is lucky to have many bright and engaged students around! Since the centre was established back in 2014, …

Alicia Yamin appointed Senior Fellow of the Global Health and Rights Project (GHRP)

Alicia Yamin, a Global Fellow of the Centre on Law and Social Transformation has been appointed Senior Fellow of the Global Health and Rights Project(GHRP) at …