Selection methods of judges – Master’s Week 2021

Date: 11 March 2021 Time: 16:00-17:00 Venue: Zoom #Master’s Week 2021 Courts have many roles in a democratic society. Three of the main roles of courts are resolving disputes, monitoring government action and making policy. With some courts experiencing an increased judicialization of politics, especially courts of last resort, political questions are being decided by their […]

Women on the Bench – The role of women judges in fragile states

Date: 8 March 2021 Time: 8:30-9:30 Venue: Zoom Women are entering courts as judges in increasing numbers all over the world. This is also true in post-conflict and transitioning countries. Judges are influential decision-makers and decide on a wide range of issues across public and private life that have concrete impact on individuals and society. […]

Women mobilising against violence

Date: 28 October 2020 Time: 16:00-17:00 Across Latin America, women have been front and centre of fighting for the eradication of violence against women and protesting in support of abortion rights on the continent. These groups have mobilised as feminists against a conservative background. International attention has largely paid focus to the collectives that fight […]

Promoting justice during conflict

Date: Wednesday 20 November Time: 08:30-09:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 How do diasporas promote transitional justice during conflict? Transitional justice is most often treated as a concept that ‘deals with the past’ and consequently focus on retrospective institutional attempts at dealing with injustices. Less attention has therefore been afforded to the study of how […]

The Turkey Purge

Date: Thursday 21st February 2019 Time: 08:30 – 09:30 Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen A decade ago, Turkey’s now-paramount leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held promise as a potential beacon of democracy for a region rife with religious conflict. Erdogan sought to secure a place for his country in the European Union and presented himself […]

Tverrfaglig juss?

Date: 05.12.18 Time: 12:00-13:00. Place: Bergen Resource Centre, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen. The Centre on Law and Social Transformation i samarbeid med Rettspolitisk forening i Bergen, inviterer til en samtale om utviklingen av rettsvitenskapen som vitenskap med Jørn Jacobsen, professor i rettsvitenskap, UiB. Historisk har jurister forstått seg selv som tolkere av gjeldende rett, til bruk […]

Women on the Bench

Date: Wednesday 22 August Time: 14:00–15:00 Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen How is it to be a woman judge? What are the incentives and obstacles that women face on the road to judgeship in different societies?  And does it make a difference – to the operation of the court, its […]

Who is afraid of a watchdog for human rights?

Time: 16:00-18.00 Guarding Norway’s human rights obligations. Anine Kierulf (Research Director at NIM) in conversation with Eirik Holmøyvik (Professor of Law, UiB) and Siri Gloppen (Professor of Comparative Politics, UiB). Enshrining rights in legal documents like constitutions or conventions does not guarantee their protection. Courts have a crucial, but often insufficient, role to play when transforming formal rights into […]

Poland, wither democracy and rule of law?

Time: 8.30-9.30 Polands’ populist leaders consolidate their power by weakening democratic institutions and intimidating critics in civil society. Recently Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party pressed ahead with an effort to assert political control over the judiciary, adopting laws that will affect the Supreme Court, the local courts, and a council responsible for judicial appointments. […]

A view from within law with professor Bernt

Time: 11:30-12:30 The Centre & Law and Social Transformation aims to bring together scholars and others that wants to understand how law shapes and changes our society. For the 17 of April we investigate the concept of law itself, and we invite you and your network to get a unique and updated insight into law. The highly recognized […]