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Journal Article | forthcoming 2021
A popular uprising recently ousted Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist cronies from power after having ruled Sudan with an iron fist since 1989. Sexual abuse and torture orchestrated by the...
in Cahiers d'études africaines
Sudan Brief | Jul 2020
While Sudanese women were at the forefront of the popular uprising under the banner "freedom, peace and justice" that started in December 2018 and eventually led to the ousting of...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2010:02) 4 p.
U4 Brief | Jul 2020
Emergency release of people from prison because of Covid-19. A brief analysis through an anti-corruption lens
Many countries are implementing emergency releases of people from prison to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Such measures, while critical to public health, can enable the unjust release from prison...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:11)
Journal Article | Jun 2020
This article examines the genealogy and behavior of the CIA militias in Afghanistan against the backdrop of persistent armed governance whereby a plurality of actors competes over control and rule....
in Small Wars and Insurgency
Journal Article | Mar 2020
'He should learn that he cannot get a woman for free’: Male elopers and constructions of masculinity in the Afghan justice system
This article explores constructions of gender, masculinity, and class in moral crimes prosecutions, and their legal aftermaths in Afghanistan. It argues that the lack of attention to men in advocacy...
in Men and Masculinities, March 2020
U4 Issue | Feb 2020
Legal empowerment refers to the use of laws and rights to increase relatively powerless populations’ control over their lives. A growing field, it overlaps with social accountability but emphasises laws...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:4)
U4 Brief | Feb 2020
In 2018, Ukraine established a High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC). Ukrainian civil society groups, with the crucial support of the international community, pushed for this specialised court as a way to...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:3)
U4 Brief | 2019
Impunity and the transnational nature of corruption have led to calls for an international anti-corruption court that could hold kleptocrats accountable and spur governments to improve national justice systems. But...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2019:5)
Book Chapter | 2019
This chapter analyses political corruption in Nigeria through the trajectory of a number of scandals and their background. It underscores the resilience of political corruption in the country, where the...
in Inge Amundsen (ed.): Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishers Ltd.
CMI Brief | 2019
Why did Poland´s conservative government, the Law and Justice Party, launch an attack on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people (LGBT) as part of their 2019 European...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2019:05) 4 p.
CMI Report | 2019
On 16 April 2017 Turkish voters went to the polls to deliver their verdict on a set of constitutional amendments that would replace the existing parliamentary system with that of...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2019:3)
Impact Series | 2019
In a drive for lower birth rates during the mid-90’s, Peruvian authorities launched a campaign to persuade women to get sterilized. More than 200 000 women underwent the surgical procedure...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Impact Series IS 2019:01)
Book Chapter | 2019
Citizenship, statelessness, and human rights protection in Sudan's constitutions and post South Sudan secession challenges
Sudan and South Sudan have suffered from repeated cycles of conflict and authoritarianism resulting in serious human rights and humanitarian law violations. Several efforts, such as the 2005 Comprehensive Peace...
in Constitution-making and Human Rights in the Sudans (Lutz Oette, Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker (eds.))
Journal Article | 2019
In this paper I issue a call for a primary focus on expanding and strengthening alternative, community-based justice systems, as a strategy for securing the full benefits of legal agency...
in The Journal of Development Studies vol. 55 no. 3 pp. 348-365
Book Review | 2018
Anita Ferrara, Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Truth Commissions: The Chilean Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Historical Perspective ( Abingdon, Routledge, 2015) 258pp
in The Irish Yearbook of International Law 2016-17 vol. 11-12 pp. 274-78
U4 Brief | 2018
The Mozambique hidden loans case: An opportunity for donors to demonstrate anti-corruption commitment
When the Mozambican government issued guarantees for over 1 billion US$ - ignoring their own oversight mechanisms and lending rules - they ended up in public debt distress. Donors have...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2018:6)
CMI Working Paper | 2018
On 17 October 1992, as a consultant to the Commission on the Truth for El Salvador, I visited the village of Corinto to collect stories of ‘grave cases of violence’....
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:7) 19 p.
Book Chapter | 2018
Transitional Justice for Human Rights: The Legacy and Future of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
Truth commissions are an integral component of transitional justice, that is, formal and informal mechanisms set up by the state or civil society to address human rights violations committed in...
in Gerd Oberleitner: International Human Rights Institutions, Tribunals, and Courts. International Human Rights. Singapore: Springer pp. 1-21
Journal Article | 2018
Struggle and Resistance: Using International Bodies to Advance Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Peru
in Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice Forthcoming 2018. vol. Forthcoming
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.