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Publications

Vulnerable populations and the right to health: lessons from the Peruvian Amazon around tuberculosis control

Camila Gianella, M. Amalia Pesantes, Cesar Ugarte-Gil, David A.J. Moore and Claudia Lema’s article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health. Access the full …

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 …

Caliban Unleashed: What role for strategic litigation in an illiberal era?

Author: Alicia Ely Yamin What is the role for strategic litigation of social rights, and in particular health rights, in a world where democratic social …

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 …

Mismanagement of Land in Meghalaya

Kavita Navlani Søreide has a new publication regarding land rights in Meghalaya in the newest volume of Economic & Political weekly.   Mismanagement of Land in …

Projects

PluriLand: Theorizing Conflict and Contestation in Plural Land Rights Regimes

Advisory board: Daniel Brinks, Aninka Claassens, Duncan Kennedy and Alf Gunvald Nilsen. The PluriLand project aims to develop a theory of land rights claiming in …

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 …

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 …

Democratizing Indian Democracy? Social Movements and the State in India: Towards a New Research Agenda

To what extent are social movements capable of deepening democracy in India in such a way as to enhance the political voice of subaltern groups …

 

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 …

Video: Accountability in Global Health and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Alicia Ely Yamin is a senior scholar at the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University. In collaboration with the United Nations Secretary-General’s …

Events

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 …

Film screening: «Retablo» (Peru)

Date: Thursday 21 March Time: 16:00 – 18:00 Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 This event is a collaboration with Cine Latino/BIFF. Set in a Quechua …