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, […]

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 […]

Film screening: «Retablo» (Peru)

Date: Thursday 21 March Time: 16:00 – 18:00 Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 This event is a collaboration with Cine Latino/BIFF. Set in a Quechua community in Ayacucho, this movie follows a father and son who are artists practicing the characteristic regional art of “retablo”. The movie centers on gender roles among indigenous communities in […]

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 […]

Land Rights, Land Acquisition, and Inclusive Development in India

India faces serious challenges in creating development processes that generate economic growth while being socially inclusive, ecologically sustainable, politically feasible, and in accordance with the Rule of Law. This conference presents findings from the LawTransform project on “Land Rights and Inclusive Sustainable Development in India”, which analyses the political economy of land rights in areas where the adivasis (indigenous population) has a special constitutional protection.