Water rights and indigenous struggles

Date: Thursday 22 August
Time: 11:15-12:15

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.

Worldwide, indigenous peoples are mobilising against the neoliberalisation of nature, demonstrating radically different ways of knowing, being and living. To what extent can domestic and international human rights law come to grips with plurilegal water realities? This roundtable introduces a new research project engaging with pressing questions concerning the relationship between humans and “nature”. Can we develop new ways of thinking about water beyond the modern divides of nature/culture, and reconceptualising human rights?

Chair: Rachel Sieder

Introduction by Lieselotte Viaene (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Conversation with Camila Gianella,  Eva Fjellheim (University ofTromsø tbc*)