Bergen as a Human Rights City

Date: 19 August 2019
Time: 09:45-10:45
Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31

This event is part of the Bergen Exchanges 2019. For a full schedule of the week’s events, see here.

Bergen City Council in 2018 voted to be a Human Rights City.  What does this imply in terms of commitments? How can this be a political tool? In this roundtable we want to focus on the question of Rights to the City – how human rights can be understood and implemented in urban governance, in terms of participation in urban planning, design, use of and access to spaces, rights to the environment – clean air, water – and from the perspective of art & culture. This roundtable marks the start of a new seminar series on The Human Rights City (Menneskerettighetsbyen), a collaboration between CMI-UiB LawTransform, Bergen Global, the Rafto Foundation and Bergen Church City Mission.

Roundtable chaired by Liza Tuneva & Marianne Lande-Sudall (Kirkens Bymisjon) 

Conversation with Adele Cassola (University of York, Canada), Jostein Kobbeltvedt (Rafto Foundation), Bjørnar Skaar Haveland (Byrop/CMI) and Richard Taule (Bergen Municipality) tbc*