Film screening: Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy

Date: 10 February 2020 Time: 17:00-18:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 The Centre on Law and Social Transformation invites you to Film, Reflection and Popcorn – a screening of the documentary on Swaziland ( now called eSwatini) ‘Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy’. This film is part of a six-film series about civil courage and human rights: […]

What happened to democracy in Myanmar?

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2019 Time: 08:30 – 09:30 Place: Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, Menneskerettighetenes plass 1, Bergen The past decade the world has witnessed a dramatic change in the political system in Myanmar. In 2011 a government led by President Thein Sein, a former General, replaced the military junta and initiated reforms that took […]

How to clean an election

Date: Monday 18 March 2019 Time: 09:00 – 10:00 Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen Watch here: In almost all countries in the world today political leaders are formally selected through electoral contests where multiple candidates and parties are allowed to compete. However, an increasing number of these competitions take place under conditions which cannot […]

Military coups of today

Date: Tuesday 26th February 2019 Time: 08:30 – 09:30 Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen How do political regimes die? Are there historical patterns in regime breakdowns? Does history really repeat itself? Coups are the most common form of irregular non-institutionalized leadership change. They are also the most common form of unconstitutional regime change. Military […]

Breakfast seminar: Network Corruption and its Democratic Consequences

LawTransform invites all interested to a seminar that will discuss the democratic costs of corrupted social capital with experts in the field. Willeke Slingerland (Saxon University of Applied Sciences) and Lise Rakner  (UiB/CMI/LawTransform) in conversation with Tina Søreide (NHH/LawTransform). In countries all over the world there are examples of large infrastructure projects being built bigger than necessary with huge […]

Right-wing populist parties and the future of democracy

Date: Friday September 28 Time: 08:30 – 09:30 Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development Svein-Erik Helle (CMI/UiB) in conversation with Jonas Linde (UiB) and Leiv Marsteintredet (UiB) Right-wing populist parties and candidates are at the forefront of two of the most important elections this autumn. In Sweden, the most fiercely debated question before the election was how well the Sweden […]

The growing age gap between rulers and ruled in Africa

Date: Tuesday 4 September Time: 08:30–09:30 Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen Africa has the youngest population of any continent, but some of the oldest and longest serving Presidents. “When our leaders have become misleaders and mentors have become tormentors. When freedom of expression becomes the target of oppression, opposition becomes […]

Making professional decisions and judgements

Date: Thursday 23 August Time: 12:20–13:30 Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a global and a European standard. It is a legal document with global reach and thus a cosmopolitan imprint, as well as the most far-reaching document explicitly stating […]