Inequality & Effects of Law
Most societies (including Norway) rely on law to curb unwanted inequality, but we poorly understand the effects of pro-equality laws as they play out in complex, dynamic social systems. It is a disturbing paradox that states that have made deep and concerted attempts to re-engineer their society through law and courts – Brazil, Colombia, South Africa, India – remain among the most unequal or are witnessing rising inequalities. More generally, the persistent rise of inequalities across the globe (including in Norway) coincides with an explosion of law. The Inequality & Effects of Law research unit aims to advance our understanding of how law produces both inequality and equality, and under which circumstances legal strategies succeed in countering inequalities. Research Leader: Anja Ariansen. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Den gode «fiende»: Fra flyktninger til seksuelle minoriteter
April 16, 2019
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 …
Critiques of Human Rights, by Malcolm Langford.
October 29, 2018
Malcolm Langford, Co-Director of Centre on Law and Social Transformation, has, written the article “Critiques of Human Rights” (Annual Review of Law and Social …
Social Rights Judgments and the Politics of Compliance. Making it stick.
March 15, 2017
Malcolm Langford, Co-Director of Centre on Law and Social Transformation, has, together with César Rodríguez-Garavito and Julieta Rossi, edited the book “Social Rights Jugdments and …
The Child’s Opinion and Position in Care Order Proceedings
January 8, 2016
Marit Skivenes has together with Anne-Mette Magnussen published an article on “The Child’s Opinion and Position in Care Order Proceedings: An Analysis of Judicial Discretion …
One step forward and many to the side: combating gender violence in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
February 4, 2015
This article by Torunn Wimpelmann (CMI) offers some reflections on the efforts over the last decade to combat violence against women in Afghanistan through reforms …
LawTransform: Effects of Rights & Law
August 27, 2018
The project aims to consolidate the Centre on Law & Social Transformation (LawTransform) as a leading hub for scholarship on the use of law as …
The Scandinavian rights revolution: Individual rights, civil society mobilization and democratic change.
December 6, 2017
The project explores how and whether civil society in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark have shifted to a rights-approach. An approach that can facilitate the use …
Law, Democracy and Welfare
November 6, 2017
Political, civil and social rights for citizens are prerequisites for a functioning democracy. Furthermore, legal developments in various areas of the welfare state have important implications …
Land Rights, Environmental Protection and Inclusive Development within India’s Federal System
February 25, 2017
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 …
Regulating Religion: Secularism and Religious Freedom in the Global Era
August 18, 2014
The contemporary moment is marked by an unprecedented “faith” in the law (Comaroff 2009). The aim of this multidisciplinary project is to provide new and …
New project: ‘Vulnerability in the Robot Society’
November 26, 2018
Malcolm Langford, Co-Director at LawTransform, CMI researcher and Professor, University of Oslo is part of a team that has just been granted a 24 million …
Global School Film & Reflections: Inequality
April 13, 2021
Date: 21 April 2021 Time: 16:00-19:00 Venue: Jekteviksbakken 31, Jusbygg II Auditorium/Zoom (for the webinar) Film screening of Picture a Scientist followed by a webinar discussion with Ragnhild Murias (UiB), Dorothy …
Playing with the rules – how extractive industries players pursue illicit practices and what can be done about it?
October 31, 2019
Over the last two decades, several laws and initiatives have been adopted around the world to fight illicit financial flows, but corruption and tax avoidance …