Democratic Rollback in Africa

Lise Rakner (2019)

Rakner, L. (2018). "Democratic Rollback in Africa". In: Cheeseman, N. (2019). The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics. Oxford University Press.

There is a global trend of democratic retrenchment across the world, in both new and more established democracies. The African continent is part of the trend, although there are distinct regional variances on the continent. Yet, despite democratic gains in some states and along some dimensions of democratic rights, the overall trend is that the […]

The perfect enemy: From migrants to sexual minorities

Siri Gloppen, Lise Rakner (2019)

Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2019:05) 4 p.

Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner have written a brief as part of the ‘Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health: criminalisation, health impacts and game changers’ and ‘Sexual and reproductive rights: global battles’ projects. Why did Poland’s conservative government, the Law and Justice Party, launch an attack on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and […]

Vulnerable populations and the right to health: lessons from the Peruvian Amazon around tuberculosis control

Camila Gianella, M. Amalia Pesantes, Cesar Ugarte-Gil, David A.J. Moore and Claudia Lema (2019)

Camila Gianella, M. Amalia Pesantes, Cesar Ugarte-Gil, David A.J. Moore and Claudia Lema’s article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health. Access the full article here. Background: In 2014 the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the “End TB Strategy”, setting new ambitious goals for elimination of tuberculosis (TB). In contrast with previous efforts to […]

Den gode «fiende»: Fra flyktninger til seksuelle minoriteter

Lise Rakner (2019)

Rakner, L. (2018). "Den gode «fiende»: Fra flyktninger til seksuelle minoriteter". Agenda Magasin, 09.04.2019.

Hvorfor kjører Polens nasjonal-konservative regjeringsparti LHBT-motstand som viktigste valgkamptema foran Europaparlamentsvalget i mai? Under slagordet «Ikke rør barna» har regjeringspartiet «Lov og rettferdighetspartiet» (PiS) i Polen kritisert forslaget til seksualundervisning i skolen. Det er utviklet av Verdens Helseorganisasjon (WHO), og godkjent i landets hovedstad, Warszawa. PiS sterke mann, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, har valgt å gjøre LHBT-spørsmål […]

Child rights and international discrimination law

Skivenes, M. and Søvig, K. H. (2019)

Child Rights and International Discrimination Law: Implementing Article 2 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Routledge Research in International Law.

Children’s right to non-discrimination Marit Skivenes and Karl Harald Søvig have edited a book on the implementation of children’s right to protection from discrimination. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted unanimously by the General Assembly of the UN in 1989. All countries in the world, except the United […]

Children’s Rights in Norway: An Implementation Paradox?

Malcolm Langford, Marit Skivenes and Karl Harald Søvig (2019)

Editors: Malcolm Langford, Marit Skivenes and Karl Harald Søvig. Norway tops international indexes on children’s rights but continues to attract criticism for its level of compliance with the Convention of the Rights of Child. This book is the first scholarly attempt to address this implementation paradox. The authors ask: What is the current level of […]

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 […]

Caliban Unleashed: What role for strategic litigation in an illiberal era?

Alicia Yamin (2018)

Author: Alicia Ely Yamin What is the role for strategic litigation of social rights, and in particular health rights, in a world where democratic social practices and institutions are loosing ground and where conservative agendas seek to revoke the rights of minorities? In a recent article in “Open Global Rights”, Alicia  Ely Yamin argue that […]

Transitional Justice for Human Rights: The Legacy and Future of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

Elin Skaar (2018)

Book Chapter by Elin Skaar (2018)  in Gerd Oberleitner (ed.) International Human Rights Institutions, Tribunals and Courts. International Human Rights Singapore: Springer.  Truth commissions are an integral component of transitional justice, that is, formal and informal mechanisms set up by the state or civil society to address human rights violations committed in the past. This chapter examines […]

Comisiones de la Verdad de Chile: Verdad y Reparaciones como Política de Estado

Sol Hourcade, Federico Ghelfi, Luz Palmás Zaldua, Marcela Perelman (2018)

This CMI report  (2018:14) was written by Sol Hourcade, Federico Ghelfi, Luz Palmás Zaldua, Marcela Perelman for the research project entitled “Beyond Words: Implementing Latin American Truth Commission Recommendations”. The research project is based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway, is funded by the Research Council of Norway (2015-2017) and headed by Elin Skaar. This publication […]