The project “LawTransform: Effects of Rights & Law” aims to consolidate the Centre on Law & Social Transformation as a leading hub for scholarship on the use of law as an instrument of social change, and to advance high quality research-based education in this field in Norway and abroad. We bring together an interdisciplinary team […]
A team of LawTransform researchers lead by Elin Skaar (Chr. Michelsen Institute) has been awarded a grant from the Norwegian Research Council to investigate ”Women on the Bench: The Role of Female Judges in Fragile States”. The project is a partnership between the CMI and the Overseas Development Institute (Pilar Domingo) and the Department of […]
The project explores how and whether civil society in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark have shifted to a rights-approach. An approach that can facilitate the use of courts in working for the fulfilment of rights. Has the development of rights and judicial review been driven by European institutions and Norwegian judges, or does civil society have […]
PhD research project, Catalina Vallejo. Los Andes University School of Law. Supervisor: Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito. How do courts around the world hold governments accountable for their failing to mitigate or adapt to climate change? Climate change is a complex global problem and poses a unique challenge for societies and for the law. As part of a […]
This is a research project on child welfare services in Norway, Finland, England and USA. The aim is to identify decisive factors and mechanisms in different welfare state arrangements and child welfare systems that promote or hinder high quality decision-making in the best interest of children and families.
We are a group at the University of Bergen that conduct research on children´s rights. Pro bono is a latin phrase for professional work and research undertaken voluntarily without payment and for the benefit of the public good. We believe that working for children and young individual’s rights is a particularly important social responsibility. In […]
Congratulations to Andrea Castagnola, Anibal Perez Linan and “Desarrollo, Instituto de Capacitacion y Estudios” for the recently awarded a two-years research fund to study judicial voting in the Supreme Court of Paraguay. More information coming soon.
Water is essential to all aspects of human life. It is vital for public health, an essential component of national and local economies and a main a source of employment. Yet, water scarcity remains a huge and increasing problem in many countries. Demands for water from big industries (often central to government’s development strategies) compete […]
Rationale for Proposed Structured Criminal Settlements Subcommittee Throughout bribery and corruption cases, invariably spanning a number of jurisdictions, the perennial question arises of how, when and in what manner a company (and indeed, individuals) can seek to negotiate a resolution of potential criminal prosecutions for bribery and corruption. Negotiated settlements are a core issue in […]
The Project The WAIT-project focuses on the temporal aspects of migration and investigates how temporal structures related to irregular migration are shaped by legal regimes, cultural norms and power relationships, and how they shape subjective experiences and life projects. The WAIT-project aims to produce knowledge that meets societal challenges raised by new migration patterns adds […]