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 […]

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 […]

Lesson Learned – the Bhopal Disaster

Time: 2 December, at 6pm – 8pm Place: Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, Menneskerettighetenes plass 1, 5007 Bergen, Hordaland WELCOME TO PUBLIC PANEL DEBATE AT THE RAFTO HOUSE  On December 2, 1984 an explosion occurred at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal in Central India, and thousands died within hours. Tens of thousands have been injured, maimed, […]

Land, Law & Inequality

Time: 09:50-10:50 Land remains a main source of livelihood and wealth – and of social conflict and inequality. This is exacerbated as population pressures, development needs and climate change increase the competition for scarce resources, often threatening already marginalized groups depending on the land. Property rights to land and natural resources have been fiercely contested […]

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.