Water & Power – Dissertation by Mathilde Thorsen

On 1st. of June comparative politics student Mathilde Thorsen handed in her master thesis: ‘Water & Power: Has the elevation of the right to water to an independent human right, strengthened the opportunities for those that have their rights violated in India?’ The thesis attempts to explain the development of the international human right to […]

Affiliate Synnøve Jahnsen With New Book on “Criminal Justice Research in an Era of Mass Mobility.”

Affiliate Synnøve Økland Jahnsen, Andriani Fili and Rebecca Powell recently published their new book “Criminal Justice Research in an Era of Mass Mobility.” The book is a collaboration between criminologists and sociologists of law from Uni Research Rokkan, UiO, Oxford and Monash Univeristy. We live in an era of mass mobility where governments remain committed […]

Socialising effect of the ECHR: Estonia – a success story?

Katre Luhamaa (2018)

In this blogpost Child Rights affiliate Katre Luhamaa examines the effect of Estonias membership in the Council of Europe and European Court of Human Rights. International human rights are often seen as being instrumental in the socialisation of the states to democracy and liberty (see, e.g. Goodman and Jinks). There are also those who question […]

Lecture: Reflections on Street Level Bureaucracy

Michael Lipsky is well known in the field of public administration for his book on street-level bureaucracy (1980), in which he claims that state employees should be seen as part of the policy-making community and as exercisers of political power. In this lecture, Lipsky will draw on ideas and concerns he has with the way the field of public administration is developing, and share some of his newer thoughts and reflections on dimensions of street level bureaucracy.

The lecture is organized by the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism.

Plunging into a new civil War? Political crisis in Burundi

Date: Monday 4th June 2018 Time: 13:30 – 14:30 Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen In Burundi, a recent referendum approved extending President Nkurunziza’s and the ruling party CNDD-FDD’s – an insurgent group turned ruling party – hold on power until 2034. The President’s run for a third term in 2015 […]

Motley`s Law: A New Age of Legal Representation

Mino.Jur Bergen in collaboration with Bergen Resource Centre and Centre on Legal and Social Transformation have the pleasure to welcome you to an evening with the international litigator and activist Kimberley Motley! You might know Motley from the documentary «Motley’s Law», TED talks, attendance in Oslo Freedom Forum and from her appearance on the talk […]

Motley`s Law – A New Age of Legal Representation

Mino.Jur Bergen in collaboration with Bergen Resource Centre and Centre on Legal and Social Transformation have the pleasure to welcome you to an evening with the international litigator and activist Kimberley Motley! You might know Motley from the documentary «Motley’s Law», attendance in TED talks, Oslo Freedom Forum and from her appearance on the talk show «Skavlan».  […]

Fight Rages Over Land Reform in South Africa: What will happen?

Date:Thursday 24th May 2018 Time: 08:30 – 09:30 Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen Property rights are in danger in South Africa. The South African Parliament wants to fast track economic transformation and reverse the apartheid legacy by expropriation land without compensation. Can they do that? Is South Africa taking the […]

Jenny Krutzinna

Affiliate

Researcher at Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism

Considerable room for improving the child friendliness of courts

Marit Skivenes, Tarja Pösö, Jonathan Dickens and Jill Berrick (2018)

Court proceedings such as care order or removal cases are often a sincere distress for the child in question. Reports have found that shortcomings as for example intimidating settings, lack of age appropriate information and lack of child involvement are recurring challenges in these proceedings. In the article “International Perspectives on Child Responsive Courts”, professor […]