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Publications

Democracy and public goods revisited: Local institutions, development, and access to water

Rebecca Schiel, Bruce M. Wilson, Malcolm Langford, Christopher M. Faulkner (2022)        British Journal of Politics and International Relation (IF 2.422, Scopus 4.600) Democracies …

The Evolution of the Right to Water in India

Namita Wahi (2022)                                              …

The Right to Water, Law and Municipal Practice: Case Studies from India

New article by Arkaja Singh Recognition of the right to water in Indian courts has had little impact on the ground. This paper explores the …

The Effectiveness of Harnessing Human Rights: The Struggle over the Ilısu Dam in Turkey

Güneş Murat Tezcür, Rebecca Schiel and Bruce M. Wilson (2021)                                …

The Determinants of Access to Sanitation: The Role of Human Rights and the Challenges of Measurement

R. Schiel, B. M. Wilson and M. Langford (2021)                                  …

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

Water | Special Issue: Water and Sanitation as Human Rights: Have They Strengthened Marginalized Peoples’ Claim for Access?

The team working on LawTransform’s project Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water? has created a special issue …

Check out Rachel Sieder’s blog piece on the Pluriland project

Frontiers of Social-Legal Studies, the new blog of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, has just published Rachel Sieder‘s blog piece …

Events

World Water Day: Stories of Local Water Governance

Date/Time: 22 March 2022, 14:30-16:00 Venue: HF Library (UiB) and Zoom  #WorldWaterDay #localwaterstories On World Water Day 2022 we want to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts …

Elevating water rights to human rights: World Water Day

Date: 22 March 2021 Time: 15:00-16:00 Venue: Zoom #World Water Day 2021 How does the recognition of the right to water as a human right actually …