Recognized but not Protected? The Human Right to Safe Drinking Water & Protection of Foreign Investments in Water Utilities

Sara Ekblom (2018)

Sara Ekblom has written her master’s thesis in law (UiB) on the right to water in investor-State arbitration. The thesis asks how investor-State Tribunals addresses the relationship between the Argentine Governments’ international duty to realize the human right to affordable drinking water through regulation and policy, and its international duty to accord foreign investors in […]

Assessing Judicial Empowerment

Thomas Keck (2018)

Keck, Thomas M "Assessing Judicial Empowerment" in Laws 7:2 (2018) p. 1-17

Drawing on an ongoing international data collection effort, our affiliate Thomas Keck examines the free expression jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Canada and the European Court of Human Rights in an effort to assess the political beneficiaries of judicial empowerment. Free expression is a universally recognized fundamental right, and it is a right that […]

CC/flicr. License: Regulating Corruption in International Markets: Why Governments Introduce Laws They Fail to Enforce

Tina Søreide (2018)

Søreide, Tina, Regulating Corruption in International Markets: Why Governments Introduce Laws They Fail to Enforce (December 12, 2017). The Oxford Handbook on International Economic Governance and Market Regulation. Edited by Eric Brousseau, Jean Michel Glachant and Jérôme Sgard. 2018 Forthcoming. Markets and societies need protection against corruption. Though governments have introduced tougher regulations against the […]

Corruption in state administration

Tina Søreide and Susan Rose-Ackerman (2018)

Søreide, Tina and Rose-Ackerman, Susan. (2018). Corruption in state administration. In J. Arlen & N. Z. Paige, Research handbook on corporate crime and financial misdealing (pp. 195-217). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. Corruption can arise in any bureaucracy that has the authority to allocate benefits and impose costs. Program designers need to acknowledge and control such risks, […]

Hvem har ansvaret for å sikre folk vann? 

Mathilde Thorsen (2018)

Bergens Tidende Debatt 19.07.2018

Mathilde Thorsen has written about water rights and the ongoing water crisis in India in Bergens Tidende. The text ask questions regarding who is in charge of securing people water, and call for global cooperation and respect of the human right to water. You can read the full text in Norwegian below or on Bergens […]

Mismanagement of Land in Meghalaya

Kavita Navlani Søreide (2018)

Economic & Political Weekly Vol. 53, Issue No. 29, 21 Jul, 2018

Kavita Navlani Søreide has a new publication regarding land rights in Meghalaya in the newest volume of Economic & Political weekly.   Mismanagement of Land in Meghalaya The recent clashes in Shillong between the indigenous Khasis and the minority Dalit Sikh community, cannot be dismissed as merely communal identity politics at play. The roots of the […]

Revisiting Health Rights Litigation and Access to Medications in Costa Rica: Preliminary Evidence from the Cochrane Collaboration Reform

Olman Rodríguez Loaiza, Sigrid Morales, Ole Frithjof Norheim, and Bruce M. Wilson (2018)

Health and Human Rights

Abstract In response to the incremental creation of an expansive constitutional right to health in Costa Rica, the country’s rights-friendly constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court (known as the Sala IV) unleashed a flood of litigation for medications, treatments, and other health care issues. This development was met by widespread criticism from within the health […]

Socialising effect of the ECHR: Estonia – a success story?

Katre Luhamaa (2018)

In this blogpost Child Rights affiliate Katre Luhamaa examines the effect of Estonias membership in the Council of Europe and European Court of Human Rights. International human rights are often seen as being instrumental in the socialisation of the states to democracy and liberty (see, e.g. Goodman and Jinks). There are also those who question […]

Considerable room for improving the child friendliness of courts

Marit Skivenes, Tarja Pösö, Jonathan Dickens and Jill Berrick (2018)

Court proceedings such as care order or removal cases are often a sincere distress for the child in question. Reports have found that shortcomings as for example intimidating settings, lack of age appropriate information and lack of child involvement are recurring challenges in these proceedings. In the article “International Perspectives on Child Responsive Courts”, professor […]

Categorising Syrians in Lebanon as ‘vulnerable’ by Maja Janmyr and Lama Mourad.

Maja Janmyr and Lama Mourad (2018)

Vulnerability assessments are used by humanitarian actors to identify those at greater risk of harm but their use in the response to displaced Syrians in Lebanon is problematic. Lawtransform’s Maja Janmyr and Lama Mourad have written a new article for Forced Migration Review. Read the full article here.