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Welcome to Centre on Law & Social Transformations annual seminar Bergen Exchanges at Bergen Resource Centre for International Development.

Full programme

Public Sessions:

Monday 22 August: Inequality & the Law

  • Opening of the 2016 Bergen Exchanges
  • Can courts pursue social justice while respecting democracy?
  • 2016 Chr. Michelsen Prize Lecture & Roundtable
    • Francesca R. Jensenius: Can electoral quotas advance social justice?
    • Researching Law & (in)Equality • Who benefits from Speech Rights?
  • Can law heal? Legal determinants of inequalities in health & rights-based approaches to health reform (Venue: Knut Fægis Hus)

Tuesday 23 August

  • Identity, politics & law in global battles over homosexuality
  • Criminalizing immorality how to study political drivers & backlash effects?
  • Studying health effects of criminal law
  • Child Rights in Norway: Implementation and Effects
  • Threats to the independence of the judiciary

Wednesday 24 August

  • Responsible evidence appraisal
  • Assessing socio-economic effects of incarceration
  • Trans-Gender Lawfare
  • Building databases for empirical legal studies
  • Annual Lecture by Charles Epp: What makes Climate Change Litigation Effective? (venue: Litteraturhuset i Bergen)

Thursday 25 August: Lives & Law in Flux: migrant mobilization & refugee rights

  • Irregular Migrants and Mobilization for Rights in European Countries
  • Susan Banki: A Theory of Refugee Homeland Activism
  • Mobilizing in Exile: Syrian Refugee and Diaspora Mobilization
  • Precarious rights of LGBT refugees
  • Quo Vadis Refugee Convention? (Venue UiB, Law School, Auditorium 4)

Friday 26 August

  • Land rights & inclusive sustainable development in india
  • Water Rights – Evidence of impact?
  • Racial Disparities in Policing in the United States