INTPART – LawTransform: Effects of Rights & Law

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 […]

Women on the Bench: The Role of Female Judges in Fragile States

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 Scandinavian rights revolution: Individual rights, civil society mobilization and democratic change.

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 […]

Suing the State for climate change

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 […]

THE PRO BONO GROUP

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 […]

Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water?

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 […]

IBA Anti-Corruption Committee: Structured Criminal Settlements Sub-committee Towards Global Standards in Structured Criminal Settlements for Corruption Offences Project

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 […]

WAIT – Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration

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 […]