The International Anti-Liberal Right Versus Barnevernet?

Date/Time: 22 August 2022, 12:30-13:30
Venue: Kulturhuset and Zoom

We know that some of the organisations across Europe who actively oppose the Norwegian Child Protection Services (Barnevernet) also work against abortion, homosexuality, comprehensive sex education, and sexual and reproductive rights more broadly. Does this imply that the international mobilisation against Barnevernet is part of a “culture war” from Europe’s anti-liberal right? Or that international actors play a role in the almost 40 cases brought to the European Court of Human Rights? What do we know  about those who challenge the Norwegian Child Protection Services – in social and traditional media, on the streets of Europe and beyond, and in courts? This roundtable presents preliminary findings from the DIPA/LawTransform research project LEGITIMACY CHALLENGES and discusses how we best should go about uncovering the (potentially) missing links.

Participants: Neil Datta (European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual & Reproductive Rights), Elaine Sutherland (University of Sterling), Marit Skivenes (DIPA, UiB)
Moderator: Mathea Loen (DIPA & LawTransform, UiB)

This event is hosted by DIPA Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, Department of Government, UiB.