Water | Special Issue: Water and Sanitation as Human Rights: Have They Strengthened Marginalized Peoples’ Claim for Access?

The team working on LawTransform’s project Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water? has created a special issue of Water on water and sanitation as Human Rights. LawTransform affiliates Bruce Wilson, Arkaja Singh, and Dan Brinks were special issue guest-editors. The articles included are: Namita Wahi. The Evolution […]

LawTransform PhD course 2019

LawTransform PhD course 2019 Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change (14- 23 August) Practical information The course combines lectures specifically designed for the course and participation in the lectures, panels, round-tables, and workshops of the Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation. Here are the programs for the PhD-course/Bergen Exchanges and […]

Homeless in São Paulo fight for drinking water

The metropolitan area of São Paulo is home to approximately 21 million people or about four times the population of Norway. Among the largest cities in the Americas, Sao Paulo alone is home to approximately 12 million people. In a city which, according to Forbes Magazine, has among the largest concentrations of billionaires in the […]

World Water Day 2019 – Leaving no one behind

There is a good reason why two UN resolutions explicitly recognized the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as an independent human right in 2010, and there is also a good reason why the World Water Day has been celebrated every year since 22. March 1993. The violation of the right to […]

Two master theses completed as part of the Water-rights project

Congratulations to Mathilde Thorsen and Sara Ekblom on their master theses! The Water-rights’ project team is really proud of you! Water & Power (2017-2018). Mathilde Thorsen (UiB, Department of Comparative Politics, Supervisor: Siri Gloppen). Has the elevation of the right to water to an independent human right, strengthened opportunities for those that have their rights violated in […]

Water & Power – Dissertation by Mathilde Thorsen

On 1st. of June comparative politics student Mathilde Thorsen handed in her master thesis: ‘Water & Power: Has the elevation of the right to water to an independent human right, strengthened the opportunities for those that have their rights violated in India?’ The thesis attempts to explain the development of the international human right to […]

Grant from Stiftelsen Fritt Ord for LawTransform MA student

Congratulations to Mathilde Thorsen, our intern on the Water-rights project and a master student at the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen, who has been awarded a grant from Stiftelsen Fritt Ord for her MA thesis: ‘Water & Power’ – How civil society make use of the international human rights system regarding the right […]