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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet Shackelia Jackson. A Human Rights Defender.

Time: 17:00-18:30 In cooperation with Amnesty International Bergen, we present Shackelia Jackson – a human right defender from Jamaica. The case of her brother is one of this years six cases of Write for Rights campaign/ Skriv for Liv. On the morning of 20 January 2014, Nakiea was busy cooking a large lunch order for […]

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 […]

#FreeStellaNyanzi: Protests, power and sanitary pads in Uganda

Tuesday, 2nd of May, 08:30-10:00 In early April, popular Ugandan academic Dr. Stella Nyanzi was arrested and charged by the Ugandan state. Stella is also a colleague and Research Affiliate of the Centre on Law & Social Transformation.  Her formal charge of was of ‘computer misuse’ and ‘cyber harassment’ because she among other things has […]