Book launch: Adoption from Care

Date, time: 19 May 2021, 14.30-16.00 Venue: Zoom                 Welcome to the launch of “Adoption from Care: International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention” edited by Tarja Pösö (Tampere University), Marit Skivenes (UiB), and June Thoburn (University of East Anglia). This book explores how children’s rights are practiced and […]

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 […]

Evening Exchanges: Law, politics and adolescent sexual and reproductive health: evidence of impact

Date: Tuesday 21 August Time: 18:00-19:30 Place: Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, Kalfaveien 31, Bergen Politics and law are major determinants of sexual and reproductive health, affecting the availability and quality of for sexual and reproductive health policies and services, including abortion care, as well as access to information and sex education. […]

Children’s Right to Health: Childhood obesity

Date: Thursday 23 August Time: 14:30-15:30 Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen Is childhood obesity a case of medical neglect? Does it warrant state intervention? What is the state’s responsibility in creating a regulatory framework that supports parents in making healthy choices for their children’s nutrition: prohibition of obesogenic marketing for […]

Evening Exchanges: The Role of Law in Global (and National) Health Governance

Date: Monday 20 August Time: 18:00-19:30 Place: Auditorium 4, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen  This roundtable will explore the potential and challenges of harnessing law, including international human rights law, to promote equity and accountability in health systems and global health governance.  Agenda 2030, and the Sustainable Development Goals, which followed the Millennium Development […]

Criminalisation of queer sexuality: political drivers and health effects

Date: Tuesday 21 August Time: 11:30-12:30 Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen What is driving the political attention to homosexuality or “gayism” (meaning any form of non-heteronormative sexual orientation and gender identity) in contemporary African politics?  Why is the focus so strongly on criminal law as the means to guard against […]