Gender, Sexuality & the Law

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    “Constitutional developments in Latin American Abortion Law.”

    For most of the 20th Century, restrictive abortion laws were in place in continental Latin America. In recent years, reforms have caused a liberalizing shift, …

    Frå sinke til føregangsland på transpersonars rettar

    Moldestad’s MA thesis “Frå sinke til føregangsland på transpersonars rettar – Analyse av bakgrunnen for Noregs lov om endring av juridisk kjønn”

    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

    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, …

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

    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 …

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

    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 …

    Projects

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

    Development actors have increasingly recognised the importance of the political determinants of health. One way in which politics and power dynamics impact health is through …

    Women on the Bench: The Role of Female Judges in Fragile States

    A team of LawTransform researchers lead by Elin Skaar (Chr. Michelsen Institute) has been awarded a grant from the Norwegian Research Council to investigate  ”Women …

    Juridification and Social Citizenship

    Far-reaching processes of juridification are perceived to be at work in Norwegian society and globally, with expanding and more detailed legal regulation, legal regulation of new areas, …

    Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America

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

    Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare: Global battles

    Sexual and reproductive rights are lightening-rods of controversy in most societies. Political polarization has been particularly pronounced with regard to abortion rights and rights of …