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News | 21 Aug 2014
Law is increasingly center stage for political battles. Across the globe, people are going to court to claim their right to health or education, to fight for their right to engage in sex work or same-sex relationships - while others mobilize courts and legislatures to criminalize prostitution or homosexual practice.
Book Chapter | Apr 2015
How do transitional justice mechanisms contribute to peace and democracy after authoritarian rule or violent conflict has ended? This chapter examines ...
transitional justice, democracy, peace, human rights violations, accountability, conflict, post-authoritarian, post-conflict
Book Chapter | Apr 2015
Angola has not addressed violations committed during almost three decades of war following independence, in which hundreds of thousands of people died. ...
transitional justice, democracy, peace, human rights violations, accountability, conflict, post-conflict, Angola
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We research gender politics through women's legal mobilization in political institutions and beyond. In particular, we are concerned with violence against ...
abortion, gender equality, feminisation, gender justice
Sudan Brief | Sep 2018
There are several causes that contribute to child marriage in eastern Sudan, including poverty, lack of education for girls, avoiding stigma and the legality ...
Child marriage, Education, Algadaref, Red Sea State, Kassala, Sudan
News | 1 Dec 2008
Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary won a PhD-grant to study the impact of decades of war and the particular features of the post-Taliban order on women's vulnerability to violence both in public and private places.
Journal Article | Jul 2019
We argue that polygyny creates a social imbalance where few, economically well-off men marry many wives and many poor men marry late or never. By definition, ...
Polygyny, Bride prices, Family, Violence, Africa, Africa
Event | 5 Jun 2008
Over the past decade, the study of so-called religious violence has evolved into a veritable cottage industry. Taking a critical view of the 'religious violence industry', this CMI seminar brings together two scholars, Faisal Devji and Kathinka Frøystad, whose historical and ethnographically informed research engages directly with the issues of 'religion' and 'violence.'
Commissioned Report | Oct 2012
A way out of violent conflict. The impact of transitional justice on peace and democracy Elin Skaa
Conflicts, Violence, Justice, Democracy, Angola, Peru, Rwanda, Uruguay
Project | Apr 2011 - Nov 2014
The project is based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in cooperation with the Regional Institute of Gender, Diversity,Peace and Rights (RIG/DPR) ...
Violence, women, conflict, agency, Islamic law reform, Sudan
News | 28 Jun 2007
What are the links between various transitional justice mechanisms and the degree of violence and reconciliation in the post-war or post-authoritarian period?
Book Chapter | Jan 2007
The Islamic Resistance Movement's (Hamas) big win in the elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) marks the end of Fatah's political hegemony. ...
Peace, Conflict, Political development, Elections, Economic conditions, Economic policy, Middle East: Israel, Palestine
Event | 20 Oct 2008
Drugs and illicit trafficking has caused an upsurge of violence in large parts of Latin America threatening human security, the economies of the region and state legitimacy. This seminar explores the linkages between illicit trafficking, the spiralling violence and the state in Latin America.
Bolvia, Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico
Event | 30 Sep 2013
Paola Bergallo and Rachel Sieder in conversation with Åse Gilje Østensen.
Project | Feb 2015 - Dec 2017
This project will seek to better understand how women’s life opportunities are gendered. Particular attention will be given to women’s access ...
News | 19 May 2015
On 19 March, Farkhunda was lynched by an angry mob on the streets of Kabul. She had been falsely accused of burning the Quran. In a swift trial, four men were sentenced to death, eight to 16 years in prison. The Farkhunda trial is a statistical outlier. In Afghanistan, few men are punished for violence against women.
News | 18 Apr 2006
CMI has been awarded a 2-year grant under the Research Council of Norway's new program on Poverty and Peace. The project, entitled Violence in the Post-Conflict State", starts by noting that civil wars are often followed by continued or new forms of violence in the affected states. Such violence - whether associated with ex-combatants, organized crime, disaffected warlords, recriminating agents of the state or post-war marginalized groups - seems widespread but poorly understood.
News | 26 Aug 2011
A scholarship is offered to a master student in social sciences, law or gender studies to conduct fieldwork and write a master thesis on a topic related to gender based violence in northern Sudan.
Event | 23 Oct 2008
Crime and the fear of being hit by crime and small-scale violence are key economic and social problems in most developing countries. How is police corruption linked to the wider processes of development - including crime, violence and poverty, asks Jens Chr. Andvig from NUPI and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad in this seminar.
CMI Insight | Jun 2018
Recent years have seen sustained focus on the prosecution of Afghan women and girls for ‘moral crimes’ such as adultery and ‘running ...
Moral crimes, Prosecution, , Afghanistan