Natural Resources & Climate Lawfare

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Publications

International Earth Day 2020

Catalina Vallejo Piedrahíta, Research Leader for the Natural Resources & Climate Lawfare Unit International days have been established by the United Nations with the aim …

The Human Right to Water in a Global Pandemic

This blog post is an output of LawTransform’s project Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water?. Water is undoubtedly …

Does it Matter: Constitutionalisation, Democratic Governance, and the Human Right to Water

Check out this new publication by Rebecca Schiel, Malcolm Langford, Bruce Wilson– an output of LawTransform’s project Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it …

Recognized but not Protected? The Human Right to Safe Drinking Water & Protection of Foreign Investments in Water Utilities

Sara Ekblom has written her master’s thesis in law (UiB) on the right to water in investor-State arbitration. The thesis asks how investor-State Tribunals addresses …

Hvem har ansvaret for å sikre folk vann? 

Mathilde Thorsen has written about water rights and the ongoing water crisis in India in Bergens Tidende. The text ask questions regarding who is in …

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 …

Suing the State for climate change

Suing the State for climate change is the title for Catalina Vallejo Ph.D project. Vallejo finished her Ph.D.in 2018.    About:  How are courts around the world holding governments …

Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water?

Abstract: Water scarcity remains a huge problem in many countries, especially where a growing population compete with demands for water from industry and agriculture. In 2010, …

Land Rights, Environmental Protection and Inclusive Development within India’s Federal System

Abstract: India faces serious challenges in constructing development paths that are socially inclusive, ecologically sustainable and politically feasible. The main goal of the research project is …

Climate Change Discourse, Rights, and the Poor

Abstract:  This project aims to strengthen the competence of Norway as it increasingly becomes a key player on the relations between climate and poverty by …

 

News

LawTransform PhD course 2019

LawTransform PhD course 2019 Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change (14- 23 August) Practical information The course combines lectures specifically …

Homeless in São Paulo fight for drinking water

The metropolitan area of São Paulo is home to approximately 21 million people or about four times the population of Norway. Among the largest cities …

Events

Climate Struggles Through Law & Movies

Date and Time: 15th of January 2020, 12:00-13:00 Place: Bergen Global, Jektevikksbaken 31 What happens when climate lawsuits do not achieve immediate results? Are there …

Indigenous reconciliation and land rights

Date: Monday 25 November Time: 12:30-13:30 Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 We were live streaming. You can watch the event here: This presentation addresses a …