Den gode «fiende»: Fra flyktninger til seksuelle minoriteter

Lise Rakner (2019)

Rakner, L. (2019). "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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What causes Latin America’s high incidence of adolescent pregnancy?

Authors: Camila Gianella  Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado  Angélica Peñas Defago Latin America is the only region in the world where adolescent pregnancies are not decreasing. According to a recent article in the Lancet, if the current trend continues, Latin American countries will not fulfill the sustainable development goal on adolescent pregnancy by 2030. This underperformance has […]

Legal Knowledge as a Tool for Social Change: La Mesa por la Vida y la Salud de las Mujeres as an Expert on Colombian Abortion Law

Ana Cristina González Vélez and Isabel Cristina Jaramillo (2017)

The article is one of three recent publications from the project Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America. In May 2006, Colombia’s Constitutional Court liberalized abortion, introducing three circumstances under which the procedure would not be considered a crime: (1) rape or incest; (2) a risk to the woman’s health or life; and (3) fetal malformations […]

Abortion Rights Legal Mobilization in the Peruvian Media, 1990–2015

Camila Gianella (2017)

The article is one of three recent publications from the project Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America. State and non-state actors engaged in disputes to expand and limit abortion rights have engaged in legal mobilization—in other words, strategies using rights and law as a central tool for advancing contested political goals. Peru, like other Latin […]

The Battle Over Abortion Rights in Brazil’s State Arenas, 1995-2006

Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado and Débora Alves Maciel (2017)

The article is one of three recent publications from the project Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America. This article proposes a relational approach to the study of abortion law reform in Brazil. It focuses on the interaction of pro-choice and anti-abortion movements in different state arenas and political contexts. It details the emergence of a […]