Guest researchers in Bergen

We are very lucky to have three great guest researchers at LawTransform this semester! Juliana Jaramillo is a PhD candidate at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). She works in the field of socio-legal studies and she works on topics related to gender and sexual diversity, human rights, courts, advocacy networks, and social movements. During her […]

The Limits of Judicialization. From Progress to Backlash in Latin America

This new book edited by Sandra Botero, Daniel M. Brinks and Ezequiel A. Gonzalez-Ocantos is finally out in print! Latin America was one of the earliest and most enthusiastic adopters of what has come to be known as the judicialization of politics – the use of law and legal institutions as tools of social contestation […]

Recording of Ran Hirschl’s lecture: Constitutions & the Metropolis

On 15. June we had the pleasure of hearing Professor Ran Hirschl give a lecture, “Constitutions & the Metropolis“, based on his recent book City, State: Constitutionalism and the Megacity (Oxford University Press, 2020)—winner of the 2021 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research. Here you can find the recording of the lecture. Photo: […]

Bergen Exchanges 2022 Annual Lecture Announcement

Sylvia Tamale: Re-routing Knowledge Production in Africa We are pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Lecture on Law & Social Transformation will be given by Sylvia Tamale (Professor of Law, Makerere University). She will speak on “Re-routing Knowledge Production in Africa: In Search of Our Roots”. The lecture will take place on 24 August, […]

LawTransform PhD Course Effects of Lawfare 2022: Application deadline 10 June!

LawTransform PhD course “Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change” Course period: 15 August – 30 August 2022 (preparatory period from 8 August) The application deadline is 10 June 2022! Apply here. Are you Interested in law as political strategy? How rights, law and courts are used as instruments for social change, and how […]

Urfolksforelesningen 2022

Buorre boahtem! I anledning Samenes nasjonaldag, arrangerte LawTransform Urfolksforelesningen 2022 (Annual Lecture on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) i samarbeid med Bergen Sameforening og Bergen Global torsdag 10. februar. Dette er den femte Urfolksforelesningen LawTransform arrangerer i samarbeid med Sameforeningen. Temaet for den femte årlige forelesningen og den påfølgende paneldebatten var utbyggingen av vindkraftverk på […]

The World’s Worst State Leaders of 2021

When the Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet declared the “The World’s Worst State Leaders of 2021”, Lise Rakner, Professor of political science at the University of Bergen and head of LawTransform’s Democracy & Law unit, was on the expert committee. In this edition of “Forskningspodden”,  Lise and her University of Oslo colleague professor Carl Henrik Knutsen explain […]

Queer Lawfare seminar series

To mark the celebration of 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in Norway, LawTransform will run, throughout 2022, a seminar series focused on queer rights activism in different contexts. While fighting for the recognition of rights, activists have to develop strategies and adapt to complex political landscapes and sometimes even face persecution and repression. This 50th anniversary […]

Water | Special Issue: Water and Sanitation as Human Rights: Have They Strengthened Marginalized Peoples’ Claim for Access?

The team working on LawTransform’s project Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water? has created a special issue of Water on water and sanitation as Human Rights. LawTransform affiliates Bruce Wilson, Arkaja Singh, and Dan Brinks were special issue guest-editors. The articles included are: D. Brinks, A. Singh, […]

LawTransform is launching its own podcast!

We are excited to announce that we are launching our own podcast. There will be monthly episodes on topics related to LawTransform’s work — from interviews, to panels and brief sum-ups of important topics concerning the role of Law as an influencing factor of social transformations. The podcast will give you insights into what it […]