Gender, Sexuality & the Law

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    Publications

    Den gode «fiende»: Fra flyktninger til seksuelle minoriteter

    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 …

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

    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 …

    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 …

    Master’s thesis: A Postmaterialist Explanation of Homophobia in Africa

    Ruben Berge Mathisen, a research assistant at the Centre on Law and Social Transformation, submitted his master’s thesis on homophobia in Africa in June 2018. …

    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 …

    Projects

    LawTransform: Effects of Rights & Law

    The project aims to consolidate the Centre on Law & Social Transformation (LawTransform) as a leading hub for scholarship on the use of law as …

    Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health: Criminalisation, health impacts and game changers

    Why is homosexuality (encompassing lesbian, gay, bi, trans*/LGBT) more politicized and criminalized in Africa than elsewhere? Can similar politicization of abortion be prevented? And what …

    Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America

    Abstract: The project analyses the strategic use of rights and law in battles over abortion rights in Latin America – and the various effects of …

    Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare: Global battles

    Sexual and Reproductive Rights (SRR) are controversial in most societies. Political polarization has been particularly pronounced on to abortion rights and rights of sexual minorities (LGBTIQ …

    Gender (in)justice – Pakistan

    The report review steps taken by the Musharraf government to combat honour killings through an examination of legal reforms in the years between 2003- 2006. …

     

    News

    Video: Constitutional reform process in Gambia

    Satang Nabaneh is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and LawTransform PhD scholar as part of the research project …

    Article: Trans Legalities – Preliminary Study of Files on the Recognition of Trans* Identities in Peru

    By Carlos J. Zelada and Carolina Neyra-Sevilla This is a summary of the article, which was published in The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and …

    Events

    Filmmaking and intersectionality – “The Art of Fallism”

    A Norwegian film production team follows the South-African movement #FeesMustFall, documenting the women, queer people and trans people that played a central part in the …

    Seminar: LGBT rights around the world – strides and setbacks

    Date: 5th June 2019 Time: 18:00 Venue: Litteraturhuset i Bergen, Østre Skostredet 5 From the decriminalization of homosexuality in India to the persecution in Chechnya, …