Love in Law – The Indian Supreme Court decides in favour of LGBT persons

Vikram Kolmanskogg (2018)

On 6 September 2018, the Indian Supreme Court delivered a 493-page-long verdict on LGBT rights and love.“Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India” is arguably one of the most progressive and comprehensive verdicts that the world has seen in this field of law till date. In the following, I will highlight a few important aspects […]

Critiques of Human Rights, by Malcolm Langford.

  Malcolm Langford, Co-Director of Centre on Law and Social Transformation, has, written the article “Critiques of Human Rights” (Annual Review of Law and Social Science). Social science–inflected critiques of human rights are hardly new.1 A critical and empirical literature on human rights law, discourses, and movements was already present in the late 1990s (Baxi 1998, Hafner […]

Comisiones de la Verdad de Chile: Verdad y Reparaciones como Política de Estado

Sol Hourcade, Federico Ghelfi, Luz Palmás Zaldua, Marcela Perelman (2018)

This CMI report  (2018:14) was written by Sol Hourcade, Federico Ghelfi, Luz Palmás Zaldua, Marcela Perelman for the research project entitled “Beyond Words: Implementing Latin American Truth Commission Recommendations”. The research project is based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway, is funded by the Research Council of Norway (2015-2017) and headed by Elin Skaar. This publication […]

Comisión del Esclarecimiento Histórico: Guatemala, entre la memoria del silencio y el silencio de la memoria

Héctor Centeno Martín (2018)

This CMI report  (2018:13) was written by Héctor Centeno Martín for the research project entitled “Beyond Words: Implementing Latin American Truth Commission Recommendations”. The research project is based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway, is funded by the Research Council of Norway (2015-2017) and headed by Elin Skaar. This publication is in Spanish. El Informe Final […]

La Comisión de la Verdad para El Salvador: Manteniendo la paz a cambio de justicia

Elena Martínez-Barahona, Sonia Rubio-Padilla, Héctor Centeno Martín, Martha Gutiérrez-Salazar (2018)

This CMI report  (2018:12) was written by Elena Martínez-Barahona, Sonia Rubio-Padilla, Héctor Centeno Martín, Martha Gutiérrez-Salazar for the research project entitled “Beyond Words: Implementing Latin American Truth Commission Recommendations”. The research project is based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway, is funded by the Research Council of Norway (2015-2017) and headed by Elin Skaar. This publication […]

Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Truth Commissions: The Chilean Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Historical Perspective

Elin Skaar (2018)

Elin Skaar has written a book review of Anita Ferrara (2015) Assessing the long-term impact of truth commissions: The Chilean truth and reconciliation commission in historical perspective (Abingdon: Routledge). The review appeared in The Irish Yearbook of International Law, Volume 11-12, 2016-17 It is part of the “Beyond Words: Latin American Truth Commissions’ Recommendations” project. Read more: https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/the-irish-yearbook-of-international-law-volume-11-12-2016-17-9781509925643/

Building a better world by establishing a Truth Commission: Incomplete healing in El Salvador

Stener Ekern (2018)

This CMI working paper (2018:7) was written by Stener Ekern for the research project entitled “Beyond Words: Implementing Latin American Truth Commission Recommendations”. The research project is based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway, is funded by the Research Council of Norway (2015-2017) and headed by Elin Skaar. On 17 October 1992, as a consultant to […]

Transitional Justice for Human Rights: The Legacy and Future of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

Elin Skaar (2018)

Book Chapter by Elin Skaar (2018)  in Gerd Oberleitner (ed.) International Human Rights Institutions, Tribunals and Courts. International Human Rights Singapore: Springer.  Truth commissions are an integral component of transitional justice, that is, formal and informal mechanisms set up by the state or civil society to address human rights violations committed in the past. This chapter examines […]

Human Rights in Child Protection

Asgeir Falck-Eriksen and Elisabeth Backe-Hansen (2018)

Child rights unit has released a new book Human Rights in Child Protection (open access), which is related to the project Child Protection and Human Rights – Making professional judgements. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a legal document with global reach and thus has a cosmopolitan imprint. The CRC […]

Child’s Best Interest Principle

Marit Skivenes and Line Marie Sørsdal (2018)

The Child’s Best Interest Principle across Child Protection Jurisdictions in Asgeir Falch-Eriksen and Elisabeth Backe-Hansen, Human Rights in Child Protection – Implications for Professional Practice and Policy (PP. 59-88). The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has almost universal, global support, and several countries have made it national law. The CRC gives children strong rights, and a […]