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 […]

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 […]

Domstolers funksjon – hva betinges de av?

Time: 8.30-9.30 Hvilken rolle spiller domstolene i dag? Og hvordan kan vi sikre deres funksjon? Disse to grunnleggende spørsmålene vil bli behandlet i seminaret “Domstolers funksjon – hva betinges de av?” Dette seminaret tar utgangspunkt i Domstolskommisjonens arbeid. Domstolskommisjonen er et utvalg satt til å utrede domstolenes organisering, og har som hovedoppgave å undersøke hvordan domstolene kan […]

Project launch: Women on the bench

Time: 8.30-9.30 The Centre on Law and Social Transformation invites you to the launch of our new exciting research project entitled “Women on the Bench”. The research project will examine the role of women in the courts in five fragile and conflict affected states. We ask: How does a history of conflict affect the number […]

Film, Reflections & Popcorn: Presumed Guilty

Time: 18:00-21:00. Are you interested in how a lack of judicial accountability and independence can deeply impact not just the lives of individuals but that of an entire country? Then join us for an evening of Film, Reflection & Popcorn at the Bergen Resource Center on September 13th! The documentary Presumed Guilty tells the compelling […]