Podcast: Right to Love in India

In 2018, homosexuality was decriminalized in India. It was the result of a rights mobilization that started almost two decades ago. From the start, LGBT activists tried to influence society and the judges directly, not least through contact with other judges who happened to be gay. This article is a first attempt at understanding the […]

Parental Freedom in the Context of Risk to the Child: Citizens’ Views of Child Protection and the State in the US and Norway

 Jill Duerr Berrick, Joseph N. Roscoe, Marit Skivenes (2022)

Journal of Social Policy

New article by  Jill Duerr Berrick, Joseph N. Roscoe and Marit Skivenes Professor Marit Skivenes and colleagues at UC Berkeley, USA, examine the normative basis for limiting parents’ freedom by exploring public attitudes about a child’s safety in the context of increasing risk in Norway and California (USA). Access the article here:

What the global research community and academic sector can do to help Ukraine

Liliia Oprysk (2022)

BLOGPOST by Liliia Oprysk Ukraine has been fighting the hybrid war with Russia since 2014. 1,5 million Ukrainians were forced to leave their homes in the east of Ukraine and in Crimea. For nearly a decade, they cannot return home. Since February 24th, Ukraine has been under heavy Russian military attack from the north, east, south […]

How do citizens balance children’s rights against parents’ rights?

New article by  Jill Duerr Berrick, Joseph N. Roscoe and Marit Skivenes Professor Marit Skivenes and colleagues at UC Berkeley, USA, compare citizens’ rights orientations in context of child protection in Norway and California (USA). The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) emphasize the universality of human rights for all children, regardless of political, social, […]

Those that challenges state authority

BLOG: Those that challenges state authority – The critics of the welfare state and the child protection system are diverse with a range of motives for their engagement. Blogpost by Yngve Nedrebø (Historian, Chair of Human Rights – Norway). I have always been genuinely concerned with how research ought to be representative, ethical, and critical. […]

Democracy and public goods revisited: Local institutions, development, and access to water

Rebecca Schiel, Bruce M. Wilson, Malcolm Langford, Christopher M. Faulkner (2022)        British Journal of Politics and International Relation (IF 2.422, Scopus 4.600) Democracies are commonly thought to provide greater levels of public goods than autocracies. Given that many public goods are provided locally, higher levels of local democracy are further thought to result […]

The Evolution of the Right to Water in India

Namita Wahi (2022)                                                                                                          […]

Evaluating Transformative Constitutionalism in South Africa: A View from the Mineral Rights Adjudication Looking Glass

New article by Jackie Dugard Against the backdrop of sustained critique of the South African Constitution, this article undertakes an empirical examination of post-apartheid transformative constitutionalism using the example of mineral rights adjudication. Focusing on a series of emblematic mineral rights cases tackling a range of transformation fault lines and interests, the article explores how […]

The Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Latin America

Conrado Hübner Mendes, Roberto Gargarella, and Sebastián Guidi (2022)

New book edited by Conrado Hübner Mendes, Roberto Gargarella, and Sebastián Guidi. Several LawTransform affiliates have contributed to this book. This handbook is an authoritative introduction to the constitutional law landscape in Latin America, adopting a multi-jurisdictional approach to the analysis of constitutions and constitutional traditions in seventeen Latin American countries. The book sheds light […]

Mechanisms for Protecting Rights of Persons With Disabilities: The International Framework and the Cases of Brazil and Portugal

Ana Côrtes, Pedro Oliveira (2022)

New article by LawTransform affiliate Ana Côrtes and her colleague Pedro Oliveira (University of Coimbra, Portugal). Persons with disabilities have historically occupied a vulnerable position in society. However, it was only after the Second World War that a sense of responsibility became stronger in the international community in order to prevent their rights from violations. […]