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 […]

LawTransform Podcast

We have launched 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 gives you insights into what it is going on in the world, and […]

Call for papers: Debates en Sociología

¿Hacia nuevos contratos sociales para la conservación? Revelando las luchas por legitimidad en las áreas protegidas de América Latina Fecha límite: 12 de diciembre de 2021 Prof. Mattias Borg Rasmussen, Universidad de Copenhague; Prof. Deborah Delgado Pugley, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Vivimos en tiempos de emergencias múltiples, en los que los umbrales de los […]

Effects of Lawfare 2021: Impressions from the PhD students

In connection to the Bergen Exchanges, LawTransform hosted the annual, interdisciplinary PhD course on Effects of Lawfare with participants at different stages of their PhDs. This year, the course was digital, but with the option of being present in Bergen during the week of BeEx2021. We had 26 students from 8 countries and welcomed 7 […]

Call for papers: The International Journal of Human Rights

Moralities, Ontologies, and Legal Entanglements: Disputing Territory and Nature in Latin America Abstract deadline: 30 November 2021 Manuscript deadline: 30 April 2022 LawTransform Fellow Rachel Sieder and Dr. Ainhoa Montoya of the School of Advanced Studies, University of London, are co-editing a special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights on Moralities, Ontologies, and […]

Anthropological Contributions to International Legal Approaches to Violence Against Indigenous Women

Check out Rachel Sieder‘s most recent article: Anthropological Contributions to International Legal Approaches to Violence Against Indigenous Women. Just published on line in the American Journal of International Law – and open access! For the entire symposium, click here. Sieder is PI for the LawTransform project Pluriland: Theorizing Conflict and Contestation in Plural Land Rights Regimes.

Congratulations to Ana Braconnier, whose PhD was approved in July!

Congratulations to PluriLands research team member Ana Braconnier, whose PhD was approved in July. Ana’s dissertation on the politics of constitutional justice and backlash in Guatemala is entitled “Disputing Extractivism at the Court:  Elite Countermobilization and Backlash in a (Still) Colonial Guatemala”. Ana majored in political science at the University of Texas in Austin. Her dissertation was […]

Check out Rachel Sieder’s blog piece on the Pluriland project

Frontiers of Social-Legal Studies, the new blog of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, has just published Rachel Sieder‘s blog piece on the LawTransform/CMI research project PluriLand: Theorizing Conflict and Contestation in Plural Land Rights Regimes. Check the piece here and learn more about this relevant project!