Revisiting Health Rights Litigation and Access to Medications in Costa Rica: Preliminary Evidence from the Cochrane Collaboration Reform

Olman Rodríguez Loaiza, Sigrid Morales, Ole Frithjof Norheim, and Bruce M. Wilson (2018)

Health and Human Rights

Abstract In response to the incremental creation of an expansive constitutional right to health in Costa Rica, the country’s rights-friendly constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court (known as the Sala IV) unleashed a flood of litigation for medications, treatments, and other health care issues. This development was met by widespread criticism from within the health […]

Socialising effect of the ECHR: Estonia – a success story?

Katre Luhamaa (2018)

In this blogpost Child Rights affiliate Katre Luhamaa examines the effect of Estonias membership in the Council of Europe and European Court of Human Rights. International human rights are often seen as being instrumental in the socialisation of the states to democracy and liberty (see, e.g. Goodman and Jinks). There are also those who question […]

Considerable room for improving the child friendliness of courts

Marit Skivenes, Tarja Pösö, Jonathan Dickens and Jill Berrick (2018)

Court proceedings such as care order or removal cases are often a sincere distress for the child in question. Reports have found that shortcomings as for example intimidating settings, lack of age appropriate information and lack of child involvement are recurring challenges in these proceedings. In the article “International Perspectives on Child Responsive Courts”, professor […]

Water scarcity – A global problem

Mathilde Thorsen (2018)

Bergens Tidende

Vannmangel er vårt problem Mathilde Thorsen:25. mars 2018 07:00, oppdatert 23. mars 2018 12:29 I flere uker i starten av året så det ut som om at den sørafrikanske byen Cape Town, som var rammet av den verste tørken på over 100 år, kunne gå tom for vann. Nå har «Day zero», dagen hvor Cape Town skulle gå […]

Categorising Syrians in Lebanon as ‘vulnerable’ by Maja Janmyr and Lama Mourad.

Maja Janmyr and Lama Mourad (2018)

Vulnerability assessments are used by humanitarian actors to identify those at greater risk of harm but their use in the response to displaced Syrians in Lebanon is problematic. Lawtransform’s Maja Janmyr and Lama Mourad have written a new article for Forced Migration Review. Read the full article here.

Modes of Ordering: Labelling, Classification and Categorization in Lebanon’s Refugee Response

LawTransform’s Maja Janmyr has co-written a socio-legal article on Syrians in Lebanon which has just been published in the Journal of Refugee Studies. The article explores the question of: how and with what consequences are individuals fleeing the Syrian conflict to Lebanon given various legal, bureaucratic and social labels by humanitarian, state and local government […]

Are there population biases against migrant children?

Hege Stein Helland, Kartin Križ, Sagrario Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo & Marit Skivenes (2018)

Children and Youth Services Review

“Are there population biases against migrant children? An experimental analysis of attitudes towards corporal punishment in Austria, Norway and Spain” in Children and Youth Services Review. The study asks whether migrant children are viewed differently than native children, employing an experiment on a representative sample of the populations of Austria, Norway and Spain. Citizens are […]

Political determinants of Sustainable Development Goals

Authors: Camila Gianella,  Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado and Siri Gloppen We read with interest the article by the GBD 2016 SDG Collaborators1 (Sept 16, p 1423), which presents a comprehensive analysis of the potential gaps and gains in the health-related Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Among the issues that caught our attention when reading the Article was the […]

Brazil: Conservative mobilization and adolescent pregnancy in Latin America

Authors: Camila Gianella,  Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado and Angélica Peñas Defago On September 27, 2017, the Brazilian Supreme Court – in a 6 to 5 judgment – decided that public schools can have “confessional” (Catholic) religious teaching in their curriculum. The constitutional case had been proposed by the Attorney General, who argued that current practice – that privileges Roman Catholic […]

Care order templates as institutional scripts in child protection: A cross-system analysis

Authors Jill Duerr Berrick (School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, USA) Jonathan Dickens (Centre for Research on Children and Families, University of East Anglia, UK) Tarja Pösö (School of Social Sciences and Humanities¸ University of Tampere, Finland) Marit Skivenes (Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen)   The article comperes blank […]