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!

Academic freedom under threat in Brazil. Read interview with Conrado Hübner Mendes by the Humboldt Foundation

The Brazilian Law Professor, public intellectual and LawTransform Global Fellow Conrado Hübner Mendes is under attack from the Attorney General in Brazil for expressing his opinion. In an interview by the Humboldt Foundation (Academic freedom: How one Humboldtian is standing up for the democratic constitution in Brazil), Mendes explains, among other things, how lawsuits and pending litigation […]

Urgent call for support! Freedom of speech under attack in Brazil

Support Brazilian Law Professor, public intellectual and LawTransform Global Fellow Conrado Hubner Mendes who is under attacks from the Attorney General for defamation. Sign the petition and spread the word (English text below the Portuguese)! The deadline for signatures is Tuesday, May 18th. But please continue to spread the word! On May 3, the General Prosecutor […]

LawTransform PhD Course Effects of Lawfare 2021: Application deadline 1 June!

LawTransform PhD course “Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change” Course period: 9 August – 23 August 2021 (preparatory period from 2 August). The application deadline is 1 June 2021! Apply here. The course combines real-time online seminars specifically designed for the course, individual and group mentoring sessions with relevant researchers, group work, […]