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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 …

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. …

Blogpost: “Causa Justa” Movement for the elimination of abortion crime in Colombia

“… The event of conception and even its eventual desire do not imply a project, let alone a desire for motherhood” (Pitch, 2003)   The time …

LGBT rights in Africa

Across the African continent, homosexuality has since the late 1990s become an issue of political contestation and conflict. When Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe castigated the …

Queer Realness: In Pursuit of Freedom

How are lives of transgender and intersex people in India affected by the momentous legal changes for LGBTIQ+ people that has taken place in the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

 

News

Video – Annual Lecture on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

To celebrate the Sami National Day, the third Annual Lecture on Rights of Indigenous Peoples was arranged on the 6th of February. This year’s Annual Lecturer …

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 …

Events

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 …

Venezuela migration crisis: can Peruvian health system sustain it? Master’s Week 2021

Date: 11 March 2021 Time: 14:00-15:00 Venue: Zoom #Master’s Week 2021 In order to adequately respond to health needs, health systems need to be equitable …