CANCELLED: Whistleblowing in cases of Corporate Criminal Liability: The Missing Piece or Last Resort?

Law enforcement agencies in many developed and developing countries have increasingly come to rely on whistleblowers as important parts of the corporate liability puzzle. Some of biggest scandals uncovered have been brought to light by whistleblowers. This explains the emphasis on laws in several jurisdictions protecting those that do decide to expose hidden crime. But given the impact of corporate crime on democracy and rule of law, should whistleblowing be relied on as the missing piece in cases of corporate criminal liability or should it be treated as the last resort when all else fails?

March with LawTransform for Women’s Rights!

LawTransform is participating in the “8. mars 2020” parade as a group for the first time this year!

We will meet up at Jekteviksbakken 31 on the day at 16.15, then walk from there to Torgallmenningen. If you prefer, you can join us there.

All are warmly welcome to be part of our group and to carry banners with us!

Looking forward to seeing many of you!

Nikhil Arora

Student Group Member

Master's student, University of Bergen

Fri rettshjelp – en illusjon?

Norges borgere har stor tillit til rettsvesenet. Få vet derimot at hjelpen med fri rettshjelp er behovsprøvd etter inntekt. Denne grensen har ikke vært rørt siden 2009, noe som bety at dagens enslige uføretrygdede tjener 136 kroner «for mye» per måned. Grupper som er helt avhengig av velferdsstaten blir dermed nektet grunnleggende advokathjelp.

CANCELLED: Public Anthropologist Conference

Date: 8 May 2020 Time: 13:00-15:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 Welcome to the second Public Anthropologist Conference with leading anthropologists Catherine Lutz (Brown University), Tobias Kelly (University of Edinburgh) and Shalini Randeria (Institute for Human Sciences) who will share their insights on socially and politically challenging topics for the discipline of anthropology and beyond. […]

POSTPONED: How to reach the climate goals while eradicating poverty?

Due to health considerations and new restrictions from Bergen Municipality, this event has been postponed until further notice Date, time: 12th March, 16.00-18.00 Place: Den Nationale Scene (Engen 1, 5803 Bergen) On March 12 we celebrate CMI’s 90th anniversary. We would like to invite our friends, colleagues and partners to participate in the celebrations, and […]

Breakfast meeting: LGBT+ rights in Uganda

Date, time: 19th February, 8.30-9.30 Place: Rafto Foundation for Human Rights (Menneskerettighetenes plass 1, 5007 Bergen)   What does the future hold for members of the LGBT+ community in Uganda? In Uganda homosexual sex is punishable by life imprisonment. The government is constantly trying to push for new laws to make homosexual acts punishable by […]

Does it Matter: Constitutionalisation, Democratic Governance, and the Human Right to Water

Check out this new publication by Rebecca Schiel, Malcolm Langford, Bruce Wilson– an output of LawTransform’s project Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water?. States are urged frequently by the UN, policymakers, and activists to recognise the human right to water domestically. However, does such legal incorporation, often […]

Video – Bits Before Bombs: Cyber-attack as a Breach of Article 2(4) of the UN Charter

In this Masters’ Week breakfast seminar Oda Ringstad (UiB, Faculty of Law) presented her thesis which questions if, and when, cyber-attacks become “use of force”, as stipulated in the UN Charter. Oda’s presentation was followed by a discussion with Malcolm Langford (University of Oslo/Law, CMI-UiB LawTransform co-director) moderated by Siri Gloppen (Professor of Comparative Politics, […]

Ocean change – What is happening to inhabitants of the submerged islands?

What are the consequences for state sovereignty if the population of the Pacific Islands has to migrate as climate change refugees? What happens with the maritime sovereignties of Pacific states when the rising sea levels make dry lands dwindle? Complex legal solutions have been proposed by international lawyers – but they are very often contradictory.