Corporate Human Rights Abuses: State or Business Responsibility?

Time: Monday, 4 December, 4:00PM – 5:30PM Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31 Panel: Nnimmo Bassey (Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation/Rafto Prize Laureate), Salil Tripathi (Senior Adviser, Institute for Human Rights and Business), and Namita Wahi (Fellow, Centre for Policy Research/ LawTransform). Moderator: Tina Søreide (Professor of Law and Economics, NHH/Leader of Corruption […]

IBA Anti-Corruption Committee: Structured Criminal Settlements Sub-committee Towards Global Standards in Structured Criminal Settlements for Corruption Offences Project

Rationale for Proposed Structured Criminal Settlements Subcommittee Throughout bribery and corruption cases, invariably spanning a number of jurisdictions, the perennial question arises of how, when and in what manner a company (and indeed, individuals) can seek to negotiate a resolution of potential criminal prosecutions for bribery and corruption.  Negotiated settlements are a core issue in […]

Kongens gjestfrihet: flyktningers adgang, opphold og utvisning.

Den største flyktningebølgen siden 2. verdenskrig, som traff Europa i kjølvannet av den pågående borgerkrigen i Syria, har resultert i en opphetet debatt om statens forpliktelser i henhold til nasjonal lovgivning og internasjonale menneskerettigheter. Men hvilke rettigheter har staten til å innvilge eller avslå oppholdstillatelse? Og hvilken handlingsfrihet har staten til å tilbakekalle oppholdstillatelse og statsborgerskap? […]

UNHCR and the Syrian refugee response: negotiating status and registration in Lebanon

Maja Janmyr (2017)

When a host state rejects the international refugee law regime, yet faces an unprecedented number of refugees, how does the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) execute its mandate to provide international protection to these refugees? This paper seeks to attend to this pertinent issue by focusing on the role and practice of UNHCR […]

Mugabe’s demise: What’s next?

Svein-Erik Helle (CMI/UiB/LawTransform) has written a comment on the situation in Zimbabwe, published on CMI website 16.11.17.  After 37 years in power, it seems that history has finally caught up with Robert Mugabe. On Wednesday the 15th of November, armored vehicles from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) descended on Harare, occupying key government buildings and […]

New research project lead by Elin Skår

We congratulate a team of LawTransform researchers lead by Elin Skaar (Chr. Michelsen Institute), who has been awarded a grant from the Norwegian Research Council to investigate  ”Women on the Bench: The Role of Female Judges in Fragile States”. The project is a partnership between the CMI and the Overseas Development Institute (Pilar Domingo) and […]

Interview with Andrea Castagnola about her new publication

Andrea Castagnola is an assistant professor at the School of Politics and Government at Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina. In her new book “Manipulating Courts in New Democracies: Forcing Judges off the Bench in Argentina”, the main questions are: When can the Executive manipulate the composition of a Court? What political factors explain judicial instability […]

Examining health system performance for indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon through the lens of tuberculosis control

Announcing here a part of a project examining health system performance for indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon through the lens of tuberculosis (TB) control (1 & 2), that Health & Law Unit’s Research Leader Camila Gianella currently is working . Below you find a short text and links to videos precenting the project.  As in many other […]

Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health: Criminalisation, health impacts and game changers

Development actors have increasingly recognised the importance of the political determinants of health. One way in which politics and power dynamics impact health is through the use of criminal law. The project provides insights into the causes and effects of criminalisation of abortion and same sex relations, which is widespread in low and middle income […]