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CMI Brief | Sep 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 ...
FGM, female genital mutilation, weak law, law, paper tiger, ARUSS, Sudan
Journal Article | Jun 2016
This article explores the effects of the ambiguous recognition of indigenous or “customary” law in Mexico on the struggle of indigenous ...
Newspaper Op-Ed | Mar 2018
What was once a fledgling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka is now destroyed. In 2014 ...
Project | Jan 2010 - Jan 2012
Climate change as a scientific issue is now a widely accepted global challenge. Narratives of climate change are becoming central to development ...
Climate change, discourse, global challenge, the poor, poverty, South Africa
Project | Apr - Sep 2008
The Human Rights programme at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2008. To mark this event, an anniversary ...
Project | Jan - Dec 2002
Ireland Aid's human rights and democratisation scheme is successful in terms of the projects it supports, their impact and relevance, and the ...
Human rights, Democratisation
Project | Jan 2002 - Jan 2003
CMI has conducted a review of a Nepalese human rights yearbook supported by NORAD over the last ten years. The review covers information collection ...
Project | Jan - Dec 1997
This study analyses how a small donor like Norway can help to promote and support human rights and democracy through development co-operation. ...
development assistance, human rights, democratisation, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Tribal representation & local land governance in India: A case study from the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya
CMI Working Paper | Apr 2017
In India, the Schedule Tribes have remained on the fringes of growth, but less so in the majority tribal areas of the North East. This has increased ...
tribal areas, Sixth Schedule, rights of ownership, Meghalaya, Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills, Shillong township, Mowtari Mowlang village, India
Sociologist currently focusing on governance and human rights research.
Oscillatory labour migration in Kenya, regional integration in Eastern and Southern Africa, democratisation in Africa, elections, human rights (including child rights), institutional analysis, poverty reduction, development research, state and nation in sub-Saharan Africa, aid, urbanisation, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda
Associated Senior Researcher
Lawyer focusing on power and exclusion, particularly law and courts in social change, socio-economic rights, access to courts, protest and social movements, property law and gender-based harm.
The Past is Never Past: Bringing the Military to Court over Gross Human Rights Violations in Latin America
Event | 14 May 2013
More than twenty years after the return to democratic rule in Latin America, the military in many countries in the region are now being prosecuted ...
Event | 12 Dec 2008
Research director Elin Skaar looks at courts in new democracies, after conflict and gross human rights nations. Professor Bård Anders Andressen explores non-judicial mechanisms for the protection of human rights.
News | 7 Oct 2009
Director of Yodok stories meets human rights researchers and activists.
News | 31 Mar 2014
CMI has received funding for one new project on Latin American democratisation and peace processes and one project on abortion rights lawfare.
News | 24 Mar 2015
Felipe doesn’t like it much, shootouts occur almost every day, but he knows that he can’t show any signs of weakness, so he tries to keep up appearances. Two weeks after arriving at Fazendinha he was shot in a confrontation with armed traffickers.
News | 30 May 2005
Empowerment, participation, accountability and non-discrimination: Operationalising a human rights-based approach to development, is the theme of this year's volume. CMI researcher Hugo Stokke explores the boundaries of state responsibility in his essay "What is left of State Responsibility? Turning State Obligations into State Responsibility in the Field of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Event | 13 Apr 2011
Elin Skaar's new book analyses the connections between transitional justice and judicial politics. She explores the role of courts in shaping options and trajectories of post-transitional justice - and concretely the chances of criminal prosecutions for past crimes in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay
Event | 8 May 2012
Roberto Gargarella, Octavio Ferraz, Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Jayna Kothari, Anneken Sperr and Henriette Sinding Larsen compare and discuss research from Latin-America, India, Norway and Germany.
Event | 16 Mar 2015
International human rights law promises to protect “everyone.” Yet, there is no country in the world where citizens enjoy the human rights protection promised to them by law. Professor Mark Gibney will speak to the importance of measuring political violence and how it has been carried out.