Opinion: Costa Rica’s 2018 elections: corruption, morality politics, and voter alienation make uncertainty the only certainty

In a context of political dealignment and a fluid multiparty system, corruption scandals and a divisive international court ruling on sexual and reproductive rights have drastically altered the electoral landscape, write Evelyn Villarreal Fernández (State of the Nation Programme) and Bruce M. Wilson (University of Central Florida). Published on LSE Blogs, 1 February 2018. This Sunday, 4 February 2018, will mark the 17th time since […]

18th IUAES World Congress in Brazil – Abstract submission is now open!

Camila Gianella, Flavio Wiik and Lara Côrtes are pleased to invite you to submit a paper proposal to the open panel entitled Water rights and indigenous identities in Latin America that they are organising for the 18th IUAES World Congress in Brazil in July 2018. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 28 February 2018. In order to submit an abstract click […]

Sami National Day with LawTransform

Celebration of the Sami National Day with LawTransform on the news: https://www.nrk.no/hordaland/vestlandsrevyen-20.55-1.13902727 Thank you all for making LawTransform’s first Annual Lecture on Rights of Indigenous Peoples such an inspiring event! We are especially grateful for our collaboration with the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen, Sami Association in Bergen, United Nations Association of […]

Anna Gopsill

Co-pilot of the Transitional Justice and Legal Empowerment unit.

LawTransform Masters’ Week 2018

The Centre on Law & Social Transformation is lucky to have many bright and engaged students around! Since the centre was established back in 2014, as a collaboration between Chr. Michelsen Institute and University of Bergen, we have had nine master’s theses written here, and this Summer six new students are developing their research at […]

Pardoning crimes against humanity: the case of Fujimori

Date: Friday 9th February 2018 Time: 08:30 – 09:30 Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen Fujimori is a deeply divisive figure in Peru. After his election in 1990, he ruled for a decade. Some consider him a corrupt dictator, while others credit him with saving Peru from economic ruin and leftist […]

Film & Reflection: Corruption in the Global Arms Trade

We invite you to the exclusive screening of the award winning 2016 documentary ‘Shadow World – inside the global arms trade‘ directed by artist/filmmaker Johan Grimonprezbased, based in part on Corruption Watch UK founder Andrew Feinstein’s globally acclaimed book with the same title. After the screening there will be a panel discussion with Andrew Feinstein (Expert […]

Right to breathe: The challenge of environmental governance for Delhi

Kavita Navlani Søreide (2017)

IAPS Dialogue: The online magazine of the Institute of Asia & Pacific studies: University of Nottingham

Lawtransform’s Kavita Navlani Søreide wrote an article in IAPS Dialogue about the challenges of environmental governance in Delhi. In November this year, Delhi earned the unenviable position of having the most polluted air on earth.This put the city’s 19 million plus population at a direct health hazard, bringing massive national and international attention to the issue. […]

Breaking Bad at Sampol

A new research project headed by Prof. Lise Rakner, will research whether dictators are abusing formal institutions in a Backlash Against Democracy (BAD) in Africa, or whether formal institutions increasingly restrain the discretionary power of more-or-less democratic politicians. Prof. Lise Rakner, has been passionate about setting up the new research project, which both correlates to […]