Elevating water rights to human rights: World Water Day

Date: 22 March 2021 Time: 15:00-16:00 Venue: Zoom #World Water Day 2021 How does the recognition of the right to water as a human right actually make a difference to the lives of people who lack adequate access to water and sanitation? In 2010, a United Nations General Assembly resolution recognized the right to safe and […]

The Right to Water in National Constitutions – Master’s Week 2021

Date: 8 March 2021 Time: 15:00-16:00 Venue: Zoom #Master’s Week 2021 Water constitutes the foundation of human life. In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 64/292 recognising the Human Right to Water and Sanitation. Subsequently, constitutionalisation of the Water and Sanitation rights has proliferated, and 31 countries have now constitutionalised the right to […]

Climate Struggles Through Law & Movies

Date and Time: 15th of January 2020, 12:00-13:00 Place: Bergen Global, Jektevikksbaken 31 What happens when climate lawsuits do not achieve immediate results? Are there other avenues whereby to catalyze emotions, engagement, and social movements? The Norwegian Climate Case, concerning the Arctic, was not a full-fledged victory—but directors in the Arctic may work in parallel […]

Indigenous reconciliation and land rights

Date: Monday 25 November Time: 12:30-13:30 Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 We were live streaming. You can watch the event here: This presentation addresses a number of unanswered questions in current practices of reconciliation and land rights, including: Is reconciliation an end goal to be achieved or is it a process? What is the colonial […]

National environmental disasters: cases from Norway and Brazil

Date: Wednesday 13th March 2019 Time: 15:00-16:00 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 The legal department of Concerned Students Norway and the Centre on Law and Social Transformation welcome everyone to a lecture with Professor Stella Emery Santana from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Her lecture will focus on environmental disasters in Brazil, specifically on comparing the […]

Masters week – Water Rights: Power and Protection

Date: 6th March 2019 Time: 08:30-10:00 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 In this Master’s week breakfast seminar, Sara Ekblom and Mathilde Thorsen will present their research related to the right to water. Both Masters theses were written in connection with the LawTransform project Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim […]

Annual Lecture on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Date: 6 February 2019 Time: 16:30-20:30 Venue: Handelshøyskole BI (Kong Christian Frederiks plass 5) 16:30 Welcome – canteen 1st floor 17:00 Opening speeches and dinner 18:30 Performance “Risten & Ante” by Mikkel Gaup 19:15 Lecture and panel debate – auditorium 3, 3rd floor Per Selle (Professor of Comparative Politics, UiB) Urfolks rett til selvstyre: Sametinget i […]