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Publications

Right to Love: India’s Decriminalization of Homosexuality Understood in Light of Contact

New article by LawTransform’s affiliate Vikram Kolmannskog On September 6, 2018, homosexuality was decriminalized in India. It was the result of a rights mobilization that …

Denial and blame – a result of shame?

BLOG: Parents often deny that their children are subject to physical and psychological violence – even when confronted with facts and evidence. What do care …

Social Media Abuse and Online Harassment of Child Protection Workers

BLOG: What are the implications of social media abuse and harassment for child protection workers? Blogpost by Kenneth Burns, collaborative partner at DIPA and senior lecturer …

Abortion and ‘conscientious objection’ in South Africa

New book chapter: The 1996 Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act of South Africa is hailed as one of the most exemplary liberal laws on abortion. …

An attempt to take child protection to a new level in Scotland

BLOG: When the Scottish Government attempted to take proactive child protection to a new level, it faced considerable – and, ultimately, effective – opposition. Blogpost …

Projects

Truth and Reconciliation in a Democratic Welfare State: The Indigenous Sami and the Kven/Norwegian Finns Minority in Norway (TRUCOM)

This project will study how Norway – a well-established democratic welfare state – attempts to settle the negative effects of long-lasting policies of assimilation and …

Cosmopolitan Turn and Democratic Sentiments

The CONSENT-project will study the children’s rights situation in Norway and Romania. All children possess rights as declared in the United Nations Convention on the …

Legitimacy challenges

The premise for the LEGITIMACY project is that the mobilization against the Norwegian child protection system is but one piece in a larger picture about …

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 …

 

News

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 …

Marit Skivenes on a stage Funding for new project: PARTICIPATION: Are Children Heard in the Child Protection System?

NEW PROJECT: Marit Skivenes, LawTransform’s Child Rights’s  unit research leader, has received funding to conduct a groundbreaking study of children’s participation. – Lack of participation …

Events

Barnevernfrokost: Norge i menneskerettighetsdomstolen

Dato, tid: 1 juni 2021, kl. 09.00–09.45 Sted: Zoom Hvilke konsekvenser vil dommene fra Strasbourg få for det norske barnevernet? Den europeiske menneskerettighets-domstolen har tatt …

Book launch: Adoption from Care

Date, time: 19 May 2021, 14.30-16.00 Venue: Zoom                 Welcome to the launch of “Adoption from Care: International …