Diktatorens lærebok: Kapittelet om Tanzania

Lise Rakner (2018)

Rakner, L. (2018). "Diktatorens lærebok: Kapittelet om Tanzania". Bistandsaktuelt, 12.11.2018.

Lise Rakner (2018) MENINGER: Det går utforbakke med demokratiet og rettsstaten i Tanzania, skriver professor Lise Rakner. Stormangrepet på alle som kunne tenkes å kritisere regjeringspartiet (CCM) i Tanzania kan så langt i 2018 noterer følgende seire: Den nye Internettloven (Online Content Act) gir regjeringen ubegrenset rett til å overvåke alt som publiseres på nett […]

Love in Law – The Indian Supreme Court decides in favour of LGBT persons

Vikram Kolmanskogg (2018)

On 6 September 2018, the Indian Supreme Court delivered a 493-page-long verdict on LGBT rights and love.“Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India” is arguably one of the most progressive and comprehensive verdicts that the world has seen in this field of law till date. In the following, I will highlight a few important aspects […]

Master thesis: Safeguarding borders, or safeguarding queers?

Yngvild Gotaas Torvik has submitted her master thesis on queer asylum, titled “Safeguarding borders, or safeguarding queers – Norwegian perceptions of (in)credible LGBT asylum seekers at the intersection of ‘LGBT friendly’ norms and restrictionalist immigration policies”. This was written as part of the research project Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare: Global battles. The thesis explores […]

Critiques of Human Rights, by Malcolm Langford.

  Malcolm Langford, Co-Director of Centre on Law and Social Transformation, has, written the article “Critiques of Human Rights” (Annual Review of Law and Social Science). Social science–inflected critiques of human rights are hardly new.1 A critical and empirical literature on human rights law, discourses, and movements was already present in the late 1990s (Baxi 1998, Hafner […]

Human Rights in Child Protection

Asgeir Falck-Eriksen and Elisabeth Backe-Hansen (2018)

Child rights unit has released a new book Human Rights in Child Protection (open access), which is related to the project Child Protection and Human Rights – Making professional judgements. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a legal document with global reach and thus has a cosmopolitan imprint. The CRC […]

Child’s Best Interest Principle

Marit Skivenes and Line Marie Sørsdal (2018)

The Child’s Best Interest Principle across Child Protection Jurisdictions in Asgeir Falch-Eriksen and Elisabeth Backe-Hansen, Human Rights in Child Protection – Implications for Professional Practice and Policy (PP. 59-88). The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has almost universal, global support, and several countries have made it national law. The CRC gives children strong rights, and a […]

Recognized but not Protected? The Human Right to Safe Drinking Water & Protection of Foreign Investments in Water Utilities

Sara Ekblom (2018)

Sara Ekblom has written her master’s thesis in law (UiB) on the right to water in investor-State arbitration. The thesis asks how investor-State Tribunals addresses the relationship between the Argentine Governments’ international duty to realize the human right to affordable drinking water through regulation and policy, and its international duty to accord foreign investors in […]

Assessing Judicial Empowerment

Thomas Keck (2018)

Keck, Thomas M "Assessing Judicial Empowerment" in Laws 7:2 (2018) p. 1-17

Drawing on an ongoing international data collection effort, our affiliate Thomas Keck examines the free expression jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Canada and the European Court of Human Rights in an effort to assess the political beneficiaries of judicial empowerment. Free expression is a universally recognized fundamental right, and it is a right that […]

CC/flicr. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Regulating Corruption in International Markets: Why Governments Introduce Laws They Fail to Enforce

Tina Søreide (2018)

Søreide, Tina, Regulating Corruption in International Markets: Why Governments Introduce Laws They Fail to Enforce (December 12, 2017). The Oxford Handbook on International Economic Governance and Market Regulation. Edited by Eric Brousseau, Jean Michel Glachant and Jérôme Sgard. 2018 Forthcoming. Markets and societies need protection against corruption. Though governments have introduced tougher regulations against the […]