Human Rights in Child Protection

Asgeir Falck-Eriksen and Elisabeth Backe-Hansen (2018)

Child rights unit has released a new book Human Rights in Child Protection (open access), which is related to the project Child Protection and Human Rights – Making professional judgements. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a legal document with global reach and thus has a cosmopolitan imprint. The CRC […]

Controversial headscarf

Date: September 18 Time: 08:30 – 09:30 Place: Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek (Stromgaten 6, 5015 Bergen) Organiser: Bergen Resource Centre CMI/UiB and Studentersamfunnet i Bergen. What’s the role of the headscarf and hijab in Norway and the world today, and what does religious clothing like this symbolize in different parts of the world? We have the pleasure of […]

Book Launch: The Politics of the Headscarf in the United States

Date: September 19 Time: 08:30 – 09:30 Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development (Jekteviksbakken 31) Organiser: Bergen Resource Centre CMI/UiB  Meet Sarah Tobin (CMI), Aubrey Westfall (Wheaton College, Massachusetts, US) and Özge Celik Russell (Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey) in conversation with Lise Rakner (UiB) about their new book. It is a pleasure to welcome all […]

Child’s Best Interest Principle

Marit Skivenes and Line Marie Sørsdal (2018)

The Child’s Best Interest Principle across Child Protection Jurisdictions in Asgeir Falch-Eriksen and Elisabeth Backe-Hansen, Human Rights in Child Protection – Implications for Professional Practice and Policy (PP. 59-88). The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has almost universal, global support, and several countries have made it national law. The CRC gives children strong rights, and a […]

Breakfast forum: The Social and Political Challenges of Migration

Date: September 14   Time: 08:30 – 10:00 Place: Cafe Christie (Museplassen 3, Bergen) Organizer: Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism Migration is one of the major political issues in Europe today, challenging the cohesion of the European Union and affecting national elections. How should Europe handle the increasing immigration?  We are bringing together some of the world’s leading […]

The growing age gap between rulers and ruled in Africa

Date: Tuesday 4 September Time: 08:30–09:30 Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen Africa has the youngest population of any continent, but some of the oldest and longest serving Presidents. “When our leaders have become misleaders and mentors have become tormentors. When freedom of expression becomes the target of oppression, opposition becomes […]

Recognized but not Protected? The Human Right to Safe Drinking Water & Protection of Foreign Investments in Water Utilities

Sara Ekblom (2018)

Sara Ekblom has written her master’s thesis in law (UiB) on the right to water in investor-State arbitration. The thesis asks how investor-State Tribunals addresses the relationship between the Argentine Governments’ international duty to realize the human right to affordable drinking water through regulation and policy, and its international duty to accord foreign investors in […]

INTPART – LawTransform: Effects of Rights & Law

The project “LawTransform: Effects of Rights & Law” aims to consolidate the Centre on Law & Social Transformation as a leading hub for scholarship on the use of law as an instrument of social change, and to advance high quality research-based education in this field in Norway and abroad. We bring together an interdisciplinary team […]

Events videos

LawTransform are able to stream some of our events! Below you can find videos from some of the events from this year’s Bergen Exchanges.

Monday 20 August

Keynote address by Norman Daniels: Human Rights and Fair Priorities in Health

Abortion Lawfare 

Thursday 23 August 

Children’s rights to child friendly justice

Changing the system from within: influencing front level practice and politicians’ mindset

Making professional decisions and judgments


Chr. Michelsen Prize Lunch with Maja Janmyr

Children’s right to health: Childhood obesity

Keynote Lecture with Helen Stalford: Children on the Run

Friday 24 August

Child’s best interest principle

The European Court of Human Rights and child’s practices

International rights and cultural practices

The critique of child protection and children’s rights