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Journal Article | Jan 2014
Under Sudan’s Criminal Act (1991), rape is defined as zina (adultery and fornication) without consent. This means that the strict rules ...
CMI Working Paper | Sep 2014
The transition to democracy in Brazil came with a significant change in the role the armed forces could play for public security within the ...
Brazil, armed forces, public security, civil-military relations
Journal Article | Jun 2007
Malawi's democratic Constitution of 1994 shifted the law in a pro-poor direction. With the judiciary emerging as a surprisingly strong institution ...
The Internal Protection Alternative in Refugee Law: Treaty basis and scope of application under the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol
Book | Jan 2019
Under what circumstances can a state refuse refugee status to a person whose risk of persecution exists in only part of her country of origin? ...
refugees, asylum, internal displacement, Norway, European Union
Book Chapter | Jan 2016
In this contribution, the authors examine the "internal protection alternative" in refugee law, one of the most important limits to refugee ...
Edited Book | Jun 2019
The second-wave feminist movement called attention to the endurance of discriminatory laws that deny women equal rights and opportunities. Since ...
CMI Report | May 2016
The project Women’s Human Rights and Law Reform in the Muslim World seeks to map family and criminal law reforms in the period 1995-2015 ...
marriage age, marriage, law, rights, women, Yemen
CMI Brief | May 2016
In 2010, a UN Resolution explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation (HRtWS). But has this international recognition improved ...
natural resources, water, human rights, Costa Rica, South Africa, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Peru, Zambia
Journal Article | Sep 2018
The divide between hard law and soft law approaches to global regulation of corporations in relation to human rights is partly based on empirical ...
Business and human rights treaty, commitment theory, empirical approaches, global regulation, rational choice
Event | 28 Jun 2007
Indira Carr, Professor of Law at Middlesex University, will talk about the limitations of current legal frameworks
Event | 26 Nov 2009
This seminar will elaborate on the relationship between sharia and human rights. Is Islam compatible with human rights? What are the implications of the struggles of contemporary Islamic feminists and Muslim human rights activists on both the concept of sharia and human rights? What are the challenges and consequences?
Event | 6 Dec 2010
This half-day seminar discusses refugees and legal protection in countries in Africa, in Colombia and in Palestine. Professor César Rodríguez-Garavito from the University of the Andes discusses with scholars from the University of Bergen and CMI.
Political scientist exploring intersections between law and politics
law and social change, legal institutions, rights-mobilization, human rights, social rights, health rights, environmental rights, democratic participation, democratic institutionalisaton, accountaibility instituions, constitutionmaking, constitutionalism, reconciliation, health policy, climate change, South Africa, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, India
Event | 15 Mar 2010
Albie Sachs, Judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa (1994-2009), and author of the book The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law, held this year's Chr. Michelsen lecture.
News | 30 Apr 2013
Afghan women's rights activists are caught in a squeeze between the expectations of Western donors, demands from Islamists and their own ambitions. Advocates fear rejection of all attempts to promote women's rights and are forced to make compromises.
News | 25 Oct 2013
Ugandan women have organized themselves to the core of national politics. What lessons are there to learn from the Ugandan experience?
Event | 13 Nov 2014
Women''s rights and obligations within marriage are one of the key components of family law and is a highly sensitive political area of intervention across the globe both historically and presently. Despite massive pressures from feminist movements across the world, family law has been surprisingly stubborn to change. This workshop examines the relationship between family law reform and political transitions.
Project | Jul 2014 - Jun 2017
The project analyses the strategic use of rights and law in battles over abortion rights in Latin America – and the various effects of ...
Abortion, lawfare, legal mobilization, right to life, right to health, religion, transnational activist networks, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador
Project | Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
Violence against women has emerged as arguably the single most important focus for both gender programming and women’s rights activism ...
Gender violence, justice system, Afghanistan
Sobre el Derecho de Resistencia en Contextos de Privaciones Severas. Como Deberia Reaccionar el Estado?
Book Chapter | Jan 2005
In his article "The right of rersistance in situations of extreme deprivation" Roberto Gargarella argues for a poverty-based right of resistance ...
Right of resistance, Social rights, Right to housing, Poverty, Africa: South Africa