Welcome to the Bergen Exchanges 2019
The Bergen Exchanges is a meeting place for scholars and practitioners from across the globe who seek to understand how law serves as an instrument of change – and how it shapes and is shaped by power relations. During a week of public discussions, we examine strategic uses of rights and law and how legal institutions function as arenas for political contestation.
The main themes for Bergen Exchanges 2019 are Natural Resources, Corruption, Indigenous Rights and Law and Technology.
The events all take place in Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31.
Come join the discussions!
Monday 19 August Corruption & Law
- 09:00-09:45: Formal opening of #BeEx2019
- 09:45-10:45: Rights to the City – Bergen as a Human Rights City
- 11:00-12:15: KEYNOTE: Louise Shelley Natural Resource Corruption – How to research and address it?
- 12:30-13:30: Corruption and Law Enforcement
- 14:30-15:30: Political corruption and corruption as a political strategy
Tuesday 20 August Indigenous Rights
- 09:00-10:30: KEYNOTE: Rachel Sieder Indigenous rights as political tools – struggles over land and identity
- 10:45-12:00: Indigenous governance, intersectionality and gender equality
- 12:15-13:30: Truth commissions on violations against indigenous peoples – The Sami truth commission in a comparative perspective
- 14:30-16:00: FILM SCREENING: 500 years: Life in resistance
- 19:00-20:30: EXHIBITION AND INTERVIEW: Indigenous Struggles in Art & Law
Wednesday 21 August Research Methods & Ethics
- 09:00-10:00: KEYNOTE: Malcolm Langford Research methods in socio-legal studies
- LawTransform project presentations: Methodologies and findings
- 10:15-11:45: Researching sexual and reproductive rights lawfare, drivers of politicization and health effects of criminalization
- 12:00-13:30: Researching Backlash Against Democracy (Breaking BAD)
- 13:30-15:00: Lunch with a Judge: Ruth Rubio-Marin in conversation with Lydia Mugambe
- 15:00-17:00: Methods workshops
- 18:00-19:30: ANNUAL LECTURE ON LAW & SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION: Irma Alicia Velasquez Nimatuj Justice beyond the final verdict: The Sepur Zarco case and the aftermath of court-ordered reparations in transitional justice cases in Guatemala
Thursday 22 August Natural Resources & Climate Change Lawfare
- 09:00-11:00: KEYNOTE: Leo Heller (UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Water) The human right to water as a governance mechanism and political tool, followed by roundtable onElevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water?
- 11:15-12:15: Water rights and indigenous struggles
- 12:30-13:30: Climate change governance: global regimes, national interests, local norms
- 18:00: FILM SCREENING: River Nomads
Friday 23 August Law & Technology
- 09:00-10:30: KEYNOTE: Kristin Sandvik Law, Technology & Ethics
- 10:45-11:30: War on facts and responsible evidence appraisal in research for policy
- 12:00-13:15: KEYNOTE: France Winddance Twine The Global Womb: The political economy of reproductive technology
- 13:30-14:30: Innovative teaching on law and social change: student perspectives (part of the INTPART project)
The Bergen Exchanges is a Centre on Law & Social Transformation event, co-hosted and co-organized with Chr. Michelsen Institute, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Bergen Global, Kirkens Bymisjon Bergen, Rafto Foundation for Human Rights and Kunstgarasjen.