Global School Film & Reflections: Inequality

Date: 21 April 2021 Time: 16:00-19:00 Venue:  Jekteviksbakken 31, Jusbygg II Auditorium/Zoom (for the webinar) Film screening of Picture a Scientist followed by a webinar discussion with Ragnhild Murias (UiB), Dorothy Jane Dankel (UiB) and Lise Rakner (Director of the Bergen School of Global Studies, UiB) hosted by Bjørn Enge Bertelsen (Leader of the Inequality Pillar, UiB). Welcome to the second Global School Film & […]

Annual Lecture on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Date: 5 February 2021 Time: 15.00:16.30 Norwegian time (8.00-9.30 a.m. Guatemala time) Venue: Zoom/Youtube To celebrate the Sami National Day, LawTransform, in collaboration with the Bergen Sami Society, invites you the 4th Annual Lecture on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Francisco Calí Tzay, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples will speak […]

New project on Truth commissions and sexual violence

We congratulate a team of researchers lead by Elin Skaar (CMI), Research leader for the Courts, Judicial Behaviour & Transitional Justice Unit at LawTransform, who has been awarded a grant from the Norwegian Research Council to investigate “TRUTH COMMISSIONS AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE: African and Latin American Experiences”. The grant has a duration of 3 years […]

New project: DIMENSIONS

Professor Linda Gröning (Faculty of Law, UiB), LawTransform Affiliate received funding from the Research Council of Norway for the DIMENSIONS project: Remodelling criminal insanity and psychosis through the philosophical, legal and medical dimensions of the medical model.The research grant is 12 mln NOK worth and has a duration of five years. Through a novel multidimensional […]

New project: Gender, Islam and legal orderings in post-US Afghanistan

LawTransform Affiliate Torunn Wimpelmann (CMI) in conversation with Siri Gloppen (UiB, LawTransform) about the new project “Gender, Islam and legal orderings in post-US Afganistan” (CMI). Project leader: Astri Suhrke (CMI). This project will examine the relationship between gender and Islam in Afghanistan as it affects women’s rights and protections at a time when the country’s […]

Funding for new project: PARTICIPATION: Are Children Heard in the Child Protection System?

NEW PROJECT: Marit Skivenes, LawTransform’s Child Rights’s  unit research leader, has received funding to conduct a groundbreaking study of children’s participation. – Lack of participation and involvement of children is a big challenge in the Norwegian child protection system, says Marit Skivenes. The Research Council of Norway recently revealed the grant announcement for 2020. In […]

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.

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 […]

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.

Recent publications

Blogpost: “Causa Justa” Movement for the elimination of abortion crime in Colombia

“... The event of conception and even its eventual desire do not imply a project, let alone a desire for motherhood" (Pitch, 2003)   The time for the …

Power dynamics in the provision of legal abortion: a feminist perspective on nurses and conscientious objection in South Africa by Satang Nabaneh

Though hailed as one of the most exemplary laws on abortion, the 1996 Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act of South Africa does not directly …

Deportation of Children

BLOG: When a state decides to deport a child, this decision needs to take the child’s rights and their best interests into account. Children and young …

The impacts of COVID-19 on women’s economic autonomy in Latin America and the Caribbean

The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have not been gender-neutral. The crisis brought by COVID-19 has deepened pre-existing gender inequalities. This document analyzes the measures …

Anger and Anxiety About Child Protection

BLOG: The role of emotions in child protection are understudied and underemphasized. Blogpost by Tarja Pösö, Professor of Social Work at Tampere University (Finland), Professor II at the …

Recent news

Videos from the Master’s Week

LawTransform is lucky to have many bright and engaged students around! During this year's Master’ s Week (8-12 March), former students presented their work in the …

LawTransform Master’s Week 2021

LawTransform is lucky to have many bright and engaged students around! LawTransform students put a lot of effort into writing great master’s theses while also …

New seminar-series! Students in crisis

Students play an important role when it comes to finding solutions to the greatest challenges of our time, yet they have taken an unproportional part …

Interview on the new UiB-LawTransform project Dimensions

Linda Gröning  (Faculty of law, UiB) in conversation with Siri Gloppen (UiB, CMI/LawTransform) about the DIMENSIONS project: Remodeling criminal insanity and psychosis through the philosophical, …

Interview on the LawTransform project Effects of rights and law

In the following video Anja R. Tucker (Bergen Global, LawTransform) interviews Lara B. Côrtes (coordinator at LawTransform) on the project LawTransform: Effects of Rights & …