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U4 Issue | Jan 2021
Despite Rwanda’s implementation of a ‘zero tolerance for corruption’ strategy, taximotorcyclists working in Kigali continue to deal with corrupt security officers andpolice officers. Yet, the use of social norms theory...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2021:2) 33 p.
Journal Article | Jan 2021
The fight against corruption increased the informal privatization of the managementof the road transport sector in Rwanda, to the benefit of transport cooperatives, whichreplaced traffic police. This interweaving of formal...
in Politique Africaine no. 160 pp. pp. 87- 112
Journal Article | 2019
In Sudan's Islamist state, abortion is politicized through its association to illegal pregnancy. Fornication is crime against God punishable with 100 lashes. Pregnancy outside a marriage contract constitute sufficient evidence...
in Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 21 no. 2 pp. 7-19
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2019
Hvorfor kjører Polens nasjonal-konservative regjeringsparti LHBT-motstand som viktigste valgkamptema foran Europaparlamentsvalget i mai? Under slagordet «Ikke rør barna» har regjeringspartiet «Lov og rettferdighetspartiet» (PiS) i Polen kritisert forslaget til seksualundervisning i...
Agenda Magasin 09.04.19
Report in External Series | 2019
Produced by TRAFFIC, WWF, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4 ACRC), Northumbria and Utrecht Universities, "Corruption and wildlife crime: A focus on caviar trade" examines how corruption facilitates the flow of...
Book Chapter | 2019
Policing is critical for children’s security but police are also responsible for preventing and addressing crime by children and younger persons. This can raise risks from a human rights perspective,...
in Malcolm Langford , Marit Skivenes and Karl Harald Søvig (eds.): Children's Rights in Norway An Implementation Paradox?. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget pp. 202-219
Edited Book | 2019
Norway tops international indexes on children’s rights but continues to attract criticism for its level of compliance with the Convention of the Rights of Child. This book is the first...
Children's Rights in Norway: An Implementation Paradox?, Universitetsforlaget
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018
What was once a fledgling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka is now destroyed. In 2014 and 2015 the Bangladeshi gay scene was...
East Asia Forum, Australia 23.03.2018
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018
Bangladesh has taken yet another turn on its downwards spiral from democracy to authoritarianism. On 8 February 2018, a Bangladeshi judge convicted opposition leader Khaleda Zia — the nation’s former...
East Asia Forum, 6 March 2018
CMI Working Paper | 2017
Adultery, rape, and escaping the house: The protection and policing of female sexuality in Afghanistan
This working paper undertakes an initial survey of the dynamics through which the criminalization of female sexuality structures women’s access to protection against rape in Afghanistan, examining both legislation and...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:9) 16 p.
CMI Report | 2017
Family law reform in Sudan: competing claims for gender justice between sharia and women’s human rights
This paper focuses on family law reform in Sudan-a country that has been in a state of perpetual conflict that stretches back long before its independence in 1956. The signing...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2017:5) 28 p.
CMI Brief | 2017
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still a common practice in Sudan. Nine out of ten women have been subjected to this practice. In 2009, a proposed ban on FGM in the...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 7) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2017
Crisis at South Africa’s universities – what are the implications for future cooperation with Norway?
South Africa’s universities have witnessed unprecedented student revolts over the past two years. It began as protests against a rise in tuition fees and calls for removals of symbols of...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 3) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2016
Resource nationalism and local content in Tanzania: Experiences from mining and consequences for the petroleum sector
Highlights Discontent with mining has contributed to calls for resource nationalism in Tanzania’s petroleum sector. The Tanzanian case demonstrates the importance of viewing resource nationalism from a historical and political perspective. The petroleum...
in The Extractive Industries and Society vol. 3 no. 4 pp. 1095-1104
CMI Brief | 2016
Violence against women is widespread in Angola. This brief presents the main findings in a recent study of how violence against women is playing out in the context of urban...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 16) 4 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2016
«Nowadays there are shoot-outs all the time». Women, children, and Police Pacification Units (UPPs) in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro.
Executive summary This CMI Working paper explores the implementation of the Brazilian government’s favela (shantytown) policing program, Unidades de Pacificacion Policiais (UPP) or The Pacifying Police Units, from the point of...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:7) 28 p.
Report in External Series | 2016
A transparent and accountable judiciary to deliver justice for all » U4 Corruption is hampering the delivery of justice globally. People perceive the judiciary as the second most corrupt public service,...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Master's Thesis | 2016
In this thesis I trace the changes in the exercise of Brazilian state power in Rio’s poor communities, or favelas, through an ethnographic exploration of the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs)...
Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master degree, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen . Bergen: University of Bergen 146 p.
CMI Report | 2016
Saudi Arabia is often presented in Western media as the poster child of women’s oppression. It is the country where women are forced to cover their heads and body in...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2016:1)
U4 Brief | 2015
The literature on corruption tends to focus on grand corruption for contracts and licenses worth large sums of money. However, 1.6 billion people annually have to pay a petty bribe...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2015:11) 6 p