Political Fragmentation and Judicial Independence: An empirical study of Unconstitutional Actions in Paraguay 1995-2015

Congratulations to Andrea Castagnola, Anibal Perez Linan and “Desarrollo, Instituto de Capacitacion y Estudios” for the awarded a two-years research fund to study judicial voting in the Supreme Court of Paraguay. Forthcoming publication: Pérez-Liñán, A. and Castagnola, A. 2020. “¿Activismo inocuo? La Justicia Constitucional en la era democrática” in Tres décadas de democratización en Paraguay: […]

IBA Anti-Corruption Committee: Structured Criminal Settlements Sub-committee Towards Global Standards in Structured Criminal Settlements for Corruption Offences Project

Rationale for Proposed Structured Criminal Settlements Subcommittee Throughout bribery and corruption cases, invariably spanning a number of jurisdictions, the perennial question arises of how, when and in what manner a company (and indeed, individuals) can seek to negotiate a resolution of potential criminal prosecutions for bribery and corruption.  Negotiated settlements are a core issue in […]

WAIT – Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration

The Project The WAIT-project focuses on the temporal aspects of migration and investigates how temporal structures related to irregular migration are shaped by legal regimes, cultural norms and power relationships, and how they shape subjective experiences and life projects. The WAIT-project aims to produce knowledge that meets societal challenges raised by new migration patterns adds […]

Influence and Legitimacy: Civil Society Organizations and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Master thesis, University of Bergen (2017). Abstract: The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a UN Treaty body with the mandate to assess the State parties’ adherence to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This assessment is carried out in a periodic reporting process, where the CRC receives information about […]

Expert Witnesses Assessments of Child Welfare Removals of New-Borns

Master thesis, University of Bergen (2017) Original Title: Sakkyndige som «demokratiets sorte hull»? En vignettstudie av sakkyndige psykologers vurderinger av barnevernssaker Abstract: Denne studien er en kvantitativ vignettstudie som undersøker hvordan barnefaglige sakkyndige psykologer og psykologspesialister vurderer emosjonell og fysisk omsorgssvikt hos spedbarn (N=116). Undersøkelsen ble sendt ut til alle barnefaglige sakkyndige psykologer og psykologspesialister […]

Teachers as Street-Level Bureaucrats. An Analysis of Mandated Reporting and Professional Discretion

Master thesis, University of Bergen. 2017. Original title: «Slik gjør vi det her» En kvalitativ vignettstudie av læreres skjønnsutøvelse i henhold til lovpålagt meldeplikt Abstract: Denne studien søker å belyse læreres skjønnsutøvelse i henhold til meldeplikten. For å gå i dybden av problemstillingen; «Hvordan utøver lærere skjønn i sine vurderinger av elevers omsorgssituasjon i henhold til […]

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 what are the health impacts? This project analyses LGBT and abortion politics in ten African countries: Sudan, Tunisia, Senegal, Malawi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia and South Africa. Development actors […]

Beyond Words: Latin American Truth Commissions’ Recommendations

Project partners: University of Oslo, University of Arkansas at Little Rock,CELS (Argentina), IDEHPUPC (Peru), FLACSO (Guatemala) Funder: Norwegian Research Council, Latin America Programme. Over the past three decades, over 40 countries have established truth commissions (TCs) to investigate past patterns of gross human rights violations and recommend measures of redress. More than a third of […]

Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America

Abstract: The project analyses the strategic use of rights and law in battles over abortion rights in Latin America – and the various effects of this lawfare between opposing groups. Background and purpose: The growing scholarship on the interaction between judicial institutions and human rights in Latin America has mainly focused on socially progressive, rights-expanding forms of […]