Children's right to development WEBINAR: The Right to Development of Children

October 1, from 09:00 – 10:30 Presentation Noam Peleg – The right to development of children Questions & Discussion About Noam Peleg Noam Peleg is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Noam’s background is in law and his work focuses on international children’s rights law and its intersection with human […]

WEBINAR: Discretion from a Legal Perspective

September 17th, 14:15 – 15:45 Presentation Peter Mascini – Discretion from a Legal Perspective Questions & Discussion Peter Mascini is an associate professor at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Earlier this year, he contributed with a chapter “Discretion from a Legal Perspective” in Discretion and the Quest […]

EU-borgere; likhet for loven?

I 2018 vedtok bystyret at Bergen skulle bli Norges første menneskerettighetsby. Sammen med Centre for Law and Social Transformation, stiftelsen Robin Hood Huset, Raftostiftelsen, Chr. Michelsens Institutte, Bergen Global og Kirkens Bymisjon inviterer vi til et seminar hvor vi ser EU-borgeres rettigheter og Bergen som menneskerettighetsby. Hva bør kommunens rolle være? Hvordan kan vi som et fellesskap sørge for tilgang til samme rettigheter? Og har vi et ansvar som enkeltpersoner?

Science in Climate Litigation – Epistemic Communities at work

Date: Friday 21 August 2020 Time: 15:45-17:00 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 #BeEx2020 Zoom link: Epistemic communities is a term used by political scientist Peter Haas to describe networks of knowledge-based experts who enjoy social authority, and who attempt – and sometimes succeed – in having their ideas institutionalized within state policies and practices, […]

Legal and Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health – effects of lockdown

Health is politics, and sexual and reproductive health and rights are arguably most political of all. It is the subject of politics and severely affected by politics – from criminalization of abortion and same sex intimacy, to provisions for in-vitro fertilization and comprehensive sex education. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic the political measures taken to deal with the pandemic, including closing of services and lockdowns, have affected groups differently, and in many societies gay, lesbian and trans- (LGBT) people are particularly vulnerable. This seminar present findings from a survey of the LGBT community in Mozambique concerning their experienced during the lockdown, as well as a perspective from Uganda.

Global Health & Inequality – the role of health research diplomacy

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020 Time: 16:30-17:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 #BeEx2020 Zoom link: Inequalities in health – within and between societies – are closely linked to how we organize our societies and how resources are distributed. This seminar will discuss why it is important to research inequality in health – its drivers, […]

Water, Inequality and Rights

Date: Tuesday 18 August 2020 Time: 16:30-17:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 #BeEx2020 You can attend the seminar physically at Bergen Global (limited places) or watch the seminar online: In 2010 the United Nations declared the right to water and sanitation as a Human Right. This was part of an effort to secure everyone […]

Researching Migration & Law

Lives of migrants and refugees are radically marked by law and its absence – they have far weaker and more precarious legal protections than citizens while being subject to harsher restrictions and controls. Increasing politicization of migration has further eroded legal protections, both at domestic and international level and harnessed the cruelty of the law, and the question of how refugees and migrants can be better protected in the current conditions is one of the big questions of our time. This roundtable will present research aiming to understanding the dynamics and impacts of the law as it relates to migrants and refugees – and possibly contribute to change. And we will discuss how the Covid19 pandemic affects their research – and conditions on the ground.

Researching intersectionality of gender, ability, class & caste

Women are created equal, but some women are more equal than others. Attention to gender and ways in which social inequalities are gendered have been emancipatory, in society and in research. The same is true for race, disability, and other markers of social inequality. But it is increasingly being acknowledged that we need to understand and acknowledge the ways in which these interact to create disadvantage within disadvantage. But how do we do this in practice in our research.

Gender, (In)Equality and the Law

Date: Wednesday 19th August 2020 Time: 15:00-15:45 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 #BeEx2020 Zoom link: In her Keynote on “Gender (In) Equality and the Law”, Jayna Kothari will present critically on some of the recent constitutional developments on gender (in) equality in India. In the last decade, the Indian Supreme Court has been seen […]