Idun Holgersen Økland

Pilot for Inequality & Effects of law, Co-Pilot for Corruption & Criminal Law

Master's student, University of Bergen

Breakfast Seminar: Suing the State for Climate Change (and holding it to account?)

Time: 8:30 – 9:30 Climate change poses unique challenges for societies and the law. The governance architecture of the Paris Agreement allows for a prominent role of domestic courts in the global effort to stabilize greenhouse gases concentrations in the atmosphere and protect natural and human systems from the impacts of climate change. As part […]

Bringing Law into the Political Sociology of Humanitarianism

Kjersti Lohne, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (2017)

Over the past few years, the study of humanitarianism has emerged as an interdisciplinary subfield in international political sociology. This article maps out some preliminary ideas about the role of legal sociology in this project. The study of international humanitarian law has overwhelmingly been the terrain of doctrinal legal scholars, while the apparent lack of […]

Film, Reflections & Popcorn “Belo Monte: After the Flood”

Time: 18:00 – 20:30 LawTransform invites you to the screening of the documentary “Belo Monte: After the Flood” followed by a discussion moderated by Lara Côrtes. “Belo Monte: After the Flood” (2016), by Todd Southgate, explores the history and consequences of one of the world’s most controversial dam projects, built on the Xingu River in […]

Pilar Domingo

Affiliated Researcher

Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Suing the State for climate change

PhD research project, Catalina Vallejo. Los Andes University School of Law. Supervisor: Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito. How do courts around the world hold governments accountable for their failing to mitigate or adapt to climate change? Climate change is a complex global problem and poses a unique challenge for societies and for the law. As part of a […]

No Country of Asylum: ‘Legitimizing’ Lebanon’s Rejection of the 1951 Refugee Convention

Maja Janmyr (2017)

How do States ‘legitimize’ their non-ratification of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees? This article examines the case of Lebanon, a country frequently hailed by the international community for its generosity towards refugees, and currently hosting the highest number of refugees in […]

Breakfast seminar: Catalonia and Self-Determination: An Unexpected Revolution?

October 1st marked a turning point in the relationship between the Catalan people and the Spanish State. Catalonia’s regional government, backed by grassroot movements, held a disputed self-determination referendum, contravening Supreme Court ruling finding it unconstitutional. The brute force by the Spanish Government responded, sending in security forces to stop voting from taking place, caused […]