Fri rettshjelp – en illusjon?

Norges borgere har stor tillit til rettsvesenet. Få vet derimot at hjelpen med fri rettshjelp er behovsprøvd etter inntekt. Denne grensen har ikke vært rørt siden 2009, noe som bety at dagens enslige uføretrygdede tjener 136 kroner «for mye» per måned. Grupper som er helt avhengig av velferdsstaten blir dermed nektet grunnleggende advokathjelp.

Public Anthropologist Conference

Date: 8 May 2020 Time: 13:00-15:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 Welcome to the second Public Anthropologist Conference with leading anthropologists Catherine Lutz (Brown University), Tobias Kelly (University of Edinburgh) and Shalini Randeria (Institute for Human Sciences) who will share their insights on socially and politically challenging topics for the discipline of anthropology and beyond. […]

Breakfast meeting: LGBT+ rights in Uganda

Date, time: 19th February, 8.30-9.30 Place: Rafto Foundation for Human Rights (Menneskerettighetenes plass 1, 5007 Bergen)   What does the future hold for members of the LGBT+ community in Uganda? In Uganda homosexual sex is punishable by life imprisonment. The government is constantly trying to push for new laws to make homosexual acts punishable by […]

Ocean change – What is happening to inhabitants of the submerged islands?

What are the consequences for state sovereignty if the population of the Pacific Islands has to migrate as climate change refugees? What happens with the maritime sovereignties of Pacific states when the rising sea levels make dry lands dwindle? Complex legal solutions have been proposed by international lawyers – but they are very often contradictory.

The Quality of Life Agenda in Norway – Master’s Week 2020

Date: 10 February 2020 Time: 12:00-13:00 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 Watch here: In this Masters’ Week lunch seminar Aurora Telle (University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science) will discuss her research findings about the quality of life agenda in Norway. Aurora’s thesis explores the historical and intellectual roots of the contemporary quality of life […]

Bark or bite? Meet Norway’s human rights watchdog: NIM

Date: 5 February 2020 Time: 13:30-14:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 With Adele Matheson Mestad (NIM Director). The UN recommends that all states have a national institution for the protection of human rights. In Norway the task is given to the National Human Rights Institution – NIM – an independent organ appointed by the Norwegian […]

The Child’s Perspective in Court: Can we do better?

Date: 13 February 2020 Time: 08:30-10:00 Venue: Christie Café, Muséplassen 3 Breakfast meeting on children’s rights with keynote by human rights lawyer Nuala Mole from the AIRE Centre. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child recently celebrated its 30thanniversary, and although much has been achieved in the last three decades, there is […]

Annual Lecture on Rights of Indigenous People

Date: 6 February 2020 Time: 14:15-16:00 Venue: The Faculty of Law, auditorium 4, Magnus Lagabøtes plass 1, Bergen “What does the right to language and culture mean for Sami people in the Nordic countries today?” To celebrate the Sami National Day, LawTransform, in collaboration with Bergen Sameforening, Selskapet til Vitenskapenes Fremme, FN-sambandet and Fritt Ord, […]