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Book Chapter | 2004

The accountability function of the courts in Tanzania and Zambia

This comparative analysis of the judiciaries in Tanzania and Zambia, finds that neither has developed a strong accountability function vis-à-vis their government. It goes on to address why judges in...
Siri Gloppen (2004)
in Siri Gloppen, Roberto Gargarella and Elin Skaar (eds.): Democratization and the judiciary. The accountability function of courts in new democracies. London: Frank Cass pp. 112-136
CMI Working Paper | 2004

License to kill: Honour killings in Pakistan

Pakistan has one of the highest incidences of honour killings in the world. This is a major human rights issue that has received little attention outside of human rights groups...
Are Knudsen (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 1) 24 p.
CMI Report | 2004

Social development and industry level foreign direct investment

Investment is crucial for economic development. A number of empirical studies document a relationship between social development and aggregate foreign direct investment (FDI). This study complements aggregate studies by conducting...
Ivar Kolstad and Espen Villanger (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 1) 47 p.
CMI Report | 2004

Conflictual peacebuilding: Afghanistan two years after Bonn

This report charts the aid policies pursued in Afghanistan since late 2001 aimed at building peace in a country devastated by two decades of conflict. The report presents the four...
Astri Suhrke, Kristian Berg Harpviken and Arne Strand (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 4) 75 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2003

Rett skal være rett

Amerikanske og britiske jurister vil sørge for at Bush og Blair blir stilt til ansvar for eventuelle forbrytelser i Irak. Bakom lurer den internasjonale straffedomstolen.
Ingrid Samset (2003)
Dagbladet 26.03.03
Journal Article | 2003

Kampen for sosiale rettigheter: Er rettssalen riktig arena?

Struggles for social rights – are the courts a suitable battleground? International social and economic rights are recognised as law in many countries, but often not reflected in actual jurisprudence....
Siri Gloppen (2003)
in Mennesker og rettigheter vol. 21 no. 1 pp. 61-75
Journal Article | 2003

Introduction : the accountability function of the courts in new democracies

This special issue examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa, focussing on their ability to hold political power-holder accountable when they act outside...
Siri Gloppen; Roberto Gargarella and Elin Skaar (2003)
in Democratization vol. 10 no. 4 pp. 1-6
Journal Article | 2003

The Accountability function of the courts in Tanzania and Zambia

This comparative analysis of the judiciaries in Tanzania and Zambia, finds that neither has developed a strong accountability function vis-à-vis their government. It goes on to address why judges in...
Siri Gloppen (2003)
in Democratization vol. 10 no. 4 pp. 112-136
Journal Article | 2003

Un análisis de las reformas judiciales de la Argentina, Chile, y Uruguay

This article is about judicial reform in the Southern Cone in the 1990s. It shows that for Argentina and Chile, procedural code reforms were motivated by three central factors linked...
Elin Skaar (2003)
in América Latina Hoy vol. 34 no. aug. pp. 147-186
Journal Article | 2003

How To Assess the Political Role of the Courts

The article addresses the methodological problems concerning how to assess the political role of courts in Zambia - and in new democracies more generally, and suggests a framework within which...
Siri Gloppen (2003)
in
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2002

Domstolen lar seg ikke stanse

En lov som åpner for invasjon av Nederland, er foreløpig siste tiltak i USAs kampanje mot Den internasjonale straffedomstolen.
Ingrid Samset (2002)
Dagbladet 17.08.02
CMI Report | 2002

Political Islam in South Asia

This report analyses the growth of political Islam in South Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan and India's Jammu and Kashmir Province). In Pakistan the failure of parliamentary democracy and the weakening of...
Are Knudsen (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2002:14)
Book Chapter | 2002

Central Africa

This is a profile of the Central African region, published in the 2002-2003 yearbook of the Norwegian Council for Africa (in Norwegian). The article focuses on the war in the...
Ingrid Samset (2002)
in Fellesrådets Afrikaårbok 2002-2003. Oslo: Solidaritet Forlag pp. 256-259
Report in External Series | 2002

Judicial independence: A key to justice: An analysis of Latin America in the 1990s

This dissertation is about judicial independence. It deals with two interrelated questions. The first half of the dissertation argues, based on a statistical analysis of 18 Latin American countries, that...
Elin Skaar (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 237 p.
Journal Article | 2002

Comprehending "evil": Challenges for law and policy

Astri Suhrke and Douglas B. Klusmeyer (2002)
in Ethics & International affairs vol. 16 no. 1 pp. 27-42
CMI Working Paper | 2001

Judicial independence and human rights policies in Argentina and Chile

This paper is about how varying degrees of judicial independence may influence policy making in the field of human rights. I explore factors that may account for why some Latin...
Elin Skaar (2001)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2001:15) 24 p.
Edited Book | 2001

Human rights in development. Yearbook 1999/2000. The millennium edition

The yearbook is an on-going project between a number of research institutes, mostly in Europe. The edition is the 12th in the series. It contains artiles on the universiality of...
Hugo Stokke, Arne Tostensen (eds.) (2001)
The Hague: Kluwer Law International/ Nordic Human Rights Publications 260 p.
Journal Article | 1999

The quest for justice and reconciliation: The international criminal tribunal for Rwanda and the Ethiopian high court

Haile-Mariam Yacob (1999)
in Hastings International and Comparative Law Review vol. 22 no. 4 pp. 668-699