*Venue is Bergen Resource Centre for International Development (Jekteviksbakken 31), unless otherwise noted

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Special focus I: Gender, Sexuality & the Law (17, 21-22 August)

Thursday 17 August

15:00-17:00: Abortion lawfare & the right wing in Brazil

Monday 21 August

09:00-09:30: Formal opening of the 2017 Bergen Exchanges

09:30-11:30: Key Note Address by Rashida Manjoo: When gender harms – what can law do about it?  

11:40-12:30: Child marriage laws in Africa

12:40-13:30: Transcontinental perspectives on trans-struggles

18:00-19:30: Law & Society in Latin America: taking stock & looking ahead (EADI panel)

Tuesday 22 August

09:00-10:00: Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America – methods and findings

10:10-11:10: Abortion Rights Lawfare: comparative perspectives

11:20-12:20: The international drivers of anti- sexual & reproductive rights lawfare

12:30-13:30: The political economy of sexuality and abortion (EADI panel)

14:30-15:30: Politicization of gender & sexuality in African media

Wednesday 23 August:  Law, Democracy & Authoritarianism

09:00-10:00: Understanding backlash against democracy in Africa (EADI panel)

10:00-11:10: How to strangle civil society – and to resist?

11:20-12:20: Contemporary human rights challenges in the USA

12:30-13:30: Researching drivers of violence

Special focus II: Effects of Transitional Justice (23-24 August)

14:30-16:00: Gender and Transitional Justice: How are gendered crimes and injustices dealt with in transitional justice processes? (EADI panel)

18:00-19:30: Annual Lecture on Law and Social Transformation by Kathryn Sikkink: Evidence of Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century Venue: Bergen University Aula 

Followed by panel debate: What now? Strategies for human rights activism & defense in populist times

Thursday 24  August

09:00-10:20: Transitional Justice in Latin America – book launch

10:30-11:30: ‘Beyond Words’ project on truth commission recommendations

11:40-12:30: Migration management and how migrants manage

12:40-13:30: Researching law in authoritarian settings

14:30-15:30: Constitutional courts & democracy: Latin America & beyond

18.00-20:00 What decides how judges rule? Venue: Auditorium 4. Faculty of Law, UiB

 Friday 25 August: Law & Inequality

09:00-09:40: Law & Equality – towards a new research agenda

09:50-10:50: Land, law & inequality

11:00-12:00: Can water rights bring water to the poor?

12:30-13:20: Implementing Child Rights in Norway

18:00-21:00: Professional discretion and the child’s best interest in child protection (project launch & reception) Venue: Bergen Literature House, Østre Skostredet