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 […]

Social Rights Judgments and the Politics of Compliance. Making it stick.

Langford, M., Rodríguez-Garavito, C. & Rossi, J. (2017)

Cambridge University Press

Malcolm Langford, Co-Director of Centre on Law and Social Transformation, has, together with César Rodríguez-Garavito and Julieta Rossi, edited the book “Social Rights Jugdments and the Politics of Compliance. Making it stick” (Cambridge University Press). Among the contributors are Global Fellows of LawTransform Bruce Wilson and Daniel M. Brinks.   “The past few decades have witnessed an […]

One step forward and many to the side: combating gender violence in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

Torunn Wimpelmann (2015)

Women's Studies International Forum

This article by Torunn Wimpelmann (CMI)  offers some reflections on the efforts over the last decade to combat violence against women in Afghanistan through reforms of laws and the justice system. The paper identifies two intersecting factors that have curtailed the transformative impact of these efforts. Firstly, law-making and legal practices have become infused with […]

The Child’s Opinion and Position in Care Order Proceedings

Marit Skivenes (UiB) and Anne-Mette Magnussen (HiB) (2015)

International Journal of Children's Rights

Marit Skivenes has together with Anne-Mette Magnussen published an article on “The Child’s Opinion and Position in Care Order Proceedings: An Analysis of Judicial Discretion in the County Boards’ Decision-Making” in the International Journal of Children’s Rights. This paper examines whether, and in what way, the child participates in care order decisions heard by the […]

Giving Effect to Children’s Right to Health in Colombia? Analysing the Implementation of Court Decisions Ordering Health System Reform

Camila Gianella, Siri Gloppen and Elisabeth Fosse (2013)

in Journal of Human Rights Practice vol. 5 no. 1 pp. 153-176

Despite major developments to provide conceptual clarity to the legal enforcement of economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights, research analysing the processes of implementing court rulings and their actual impact is scarce, and there is a lack of consensus on the impacts of this kind of intervention on public policies, the plaintiffs, society, or on […]