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New study

Impossible to measure the effect of Norwegian aid

Norwegian aid projects have not been designed or implemented in a way that makes it possible to evaluate them, concludes a recent study of the Norwegian Aid Administration.

Promoting human rights in ever changing contexts

Uganda's new anti-homosexuality law has disheartened the international human rights community. Would it have been possible to foresee Museveni's approval of the law? In an ideal world, actors promoting human rights can design projects and interventions and see them through with norms and laws in mind. In the real world, where politics and erratic decisions come into play, human rights work is extremely challenging.

Protests on an empty stomach

During the Egyptian uprisings against president Mubarak in 2011, people demanded bread, freedom and social justice. Bread is the daily staple for millions of Egyptians, and came to symbolize the demand for a fairer economic system. But does food insecurity necessarily cause social unrest and conflict?

Angola's Lobito Corridor: From reconstruction to development

With Chinese assistance the railway has now been rebuilt from Lobito to the border with Congo. Minerals are yet to be transported to the port, but the corridor is already having an impact on the lives of the communities living along the corridor and is contributing to social and economic transformation.

Return to war in South Sudan

South Sudan has been at odds with itself for a long time. A weak but centralised government, scarce resources, patronage politics, the legacy of war, and a lack of peace dividends have provided a recipe for crisis and collapse for years.

Rising powers in Africa: What does this mean for the African peace and security agenda?

The Asian and Latin American countries, which traditionally have strongly emphasised non-intervention, are gradually becoming more involved in the African security agenda.

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Drowning in Oil: Angola's Institutions and the "Resource Curse"

Inge Amundsen (2014) in Comparative Politics vol. 46 no. 2 pp. 169-189

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Elite Capture Through Information Distortion: A Theoretical Essay

Jean-Philippe Platteau, Vincent Somville and Zaki Wahhaj (2014) in Journal of Development Economics vol. 106 pp. 250-263

Tue 22 Apr 13:00 - 14:30

Rettferd og rettsoppgjer

Ope arrangement med Erik Møse, jurist og dommer ved Den europeiske menneskerettsdomstolen.

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23
Apr
Understanding Universal Crimes

A dialogue between Terje Einarsen (University of Bergen) and Rob Currie (Dalhousie University)

23-24
Apr
Accountability for leadership participation in universal crimes and the role of judges

How can we understand and ensure accountability for heinous crimes linked to power structures in society - including core international crimes such as genocide and crimes against humanity?

24
Apr
Prosecuting leaders for universal crimes before domestic courts

Public event with Naomi Roht-Arriaza (University of California), Elin Skaar (CMI) and Harmen van der Wilt (University of Amsterdam).

24
Apr
Let's be fair:
Rettferd og helse

Lars Fr. H. Svendsen (UiB) i samtale med Ole Frithjof Norheim (UiB) om rettferd og global helse.

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre


CMI's blog on women's rights

Country programmes

Angola - analysis of economic and political developments. Research co-operation with CEIC, Angola.

Bangladesh - good governance and inclusive growth. Research co-operation with CPD, Bangladesh.

Sudan - Peacebuilding in Sudan: Micro- Macro Issues. With continually updated collection of resources.

Voice of China - The Voice of China in Africa - Media and soft power.

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