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: Arkaja Singh. The Right […]

Check out Rachel Sieder’s blog piece on the Pluriland project

Frontiers of Social-Legal Studies, the new blog of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, has just published Rachel Sieder‘s blog piece on the LawTransform/CMI research project PluriLand: Theorizing Conflict and Contestation in Plural Land Rights Regimes. Check the piece here and learn more about this relevant project!

Marit Skivenes on a stage Funding for new project: PARTICIPATION: Are Children Heard in the Child Protection System?

NEW PROJECT: Marit Skivenes, LawTransform’s Child Rights’s  unit research leader, has received funding to conduct a groundbreaking study of children’s participation. – Lack of participation and involvement of children is a big challenge in the Norwegian child protection system, says Marit Skivenes. The Research Council of Norway recently revealed the grant announcement for 2020. In […]

Brnevernfrokost - webianrserie om barnevern og barns rettigheter Barnevernsfrokost – ny webinarserie

I den nye webinarserien Barnevernsfrokost, skal vi hver måned behandle et tema innenfor barnevern og barns rettigheter. Nå på tirsdag, 3. november kl. 9.00, avholdes det første webinaret i vår nye webinarserie om barnevern og barns rettigheter. Barnevern og barns rettigheter er alltid både viktig og aktuelt. De siste årene har oppmerksomheten rundt norsk barnevern […]

Call for applications: LawTransform/ Rafto Master’s student scholarship

Interested in climate change, democracy and human rights? Don’t miss an opportunity to write a Master thesis on these issues in collaboration with RAFTO and to get a scholarship of 20 000 NOK! Application deadline: 15 November 2020. About the scholarship The Department of Comparative Politics announces a scholarship of NOK 20,000 for a master […]

Online Course in Systematic Reviews

Free online PhD course in the use of systematic reviews in the social sciences. The course will be offered in June 2020, and is designed to give an introduction to the use of systematic reviews (SR) in social science research. SR is a synthesis of existing knowledge that uses transparent and explicitly defined procedures to […]

Video – Annual Lecture on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

To celebrate the Sami National Day, the third Annual Lecture on Rights of Indigenous Peoples was arranged on the 6th of February. This year’s Annual Lecturer was Pigga Keskitalo (Docent, University of Helsinki and Researcher, Department of Education, University of Lapland). She talked about what the right to language and culture means for Sami people in […]

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 […]