Video – Bits Before Bombs: Cyber-attack as a Breach of Article 2(4) of the UN Charter

In this Masters’ Week breakfast seminar Oda Ringstad (UiB, Faculty of Law) presented her thesis which questions if, and when, cyber-attacks become “use of force”, as stipulated in the UN Charter. Oda’s presentation was followed by a discussion with Malcolm Langford (University of Oslo/Law, CMI-UiB LawTransform co-director) moderated by Siri Gloppen (Professor of Comparative Politics, […]

Two new projects at LawTransform

LawTransform received funding from the Norwegian Research Council for two new projects! PluriLand (2020 – 2024) aims to develop a theory of land rights claiming in plural legal regimes through investigation of cases from across the global South: Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Ethiopia, India and South Africa. At a time when protective land rights guaranteeing access […]

Time to recognize children’s right to post-adoption contact with siblings

Time to recognize children’s right to post-adoption contact with siblings Hege Stein Helland, Ph.D. Candidate at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism and the Department for Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen The Ministry of Children and Families is revising the Child Welfare Act, and hereunder the provisions related to the use […]

Unique in a World Context

NEW PUBLICATION: Changes in the Norwegian Child Welfare Act formalize children’s right to “love”. PhD fellow Hege Stein Helland, PhD fellow Ida B. Juhasz and researcher Amy McEwan-Strand have, together with social worker Lisette Holm, written a popular science article published in the journal Tidsskrift for Norsk Barnevern. The article is based on a pro […]

Video: Constitutional reform process in Gambia

Satang Nabaneh is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and LawTransform PhD scholar as part of the research project on “Political Determinants of sexual and reproductive health in Africa.” Gambia is facing the challenge of developing its new constitution. In this video Satang Nabaneh discusses questions such as how to […]

Master’s Week 2020

For the third year we are organizing our LawTransform Master’ s Week (10-12 February 2020) and we would be really happy if you could take part in this great event! LawTransform Master’ s Week is a week with public seminars where former master students, who are part of the centre’s student group, have the opportunity […]

Slik vil dommen forandre barnevernet

Norge ble dømt i menneskerettighetsdomstolen i en sak om tvangsadopsjon. Det vil få konsekvenser for barnevernet. Den europeiske menneskerettighetsdomstolen slo nylig fast at Norge har krenket retten til respekt for privatliv og familieliv i en sak om tvangsadopsjon av et barnevernsbarn. Dommen i den såkalte Lobben-saken var den første i en rekke norske barnevernssaker som er tatt […]

BSRS 2020: Global climate governance regime – application until February 15!

This course explores the role of the global climate governance regime in devising ways to mitigate climate change and to adapt to already inevitable impacts. To better understand the complexity of multilevel climate governance, the course will use a case study, the Amazon, an ecosystem of global importance. Applications until February 15, 2020 – Apply, here. […]

Bergen Summer Research School

Deadline for applications is February 1, 2020. Apply here:  Study period: June 8-18, 2020 More information at: University of Bergen Check out LawTransform’s own course, Global climate governance regime: here. Bergen Research Summer School (BSRS) seeks to address some of the most pressing global challenges of our time. Bergen is an international trading port situated […]

Video: Accountability in Global Health and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Alicia Ely Yamin is a senior scholar at the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University. In collaboration with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent (IAP) she explains in this video what accountability means and how it applies in global health and development and in […]