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We research law as an instrument of social change.
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 in Afghanistan, ...
marriage age, marriage, law, rights, women, Yemen
Family law reform in Sudan: competing claims for gender justice between sharia and women’s human rights
CMI Report | Dec 2017
This paper focuses on family law reform in Sudan-a country that has been in a state of perpetual conflict that stretches back long before its independence ...
human rights, women, family law, gender, Sudan
CMI Brief | Oct 2016
Violence against women is widespread in Angola. This brief presents the main findings in a recent study of how violence against women is playing out in ...
women, violence, poverty, Angola, Luanda
Sudan Working Paper | Nov 2020
The world has witnessed rapid urbanization and an increased number of women migrating in a phenomenon known as the femininization of migration. Urban ...
women, pastoral, migration, Sinja, Sudan
CMI Brief | May 2016
Despite an increase in the number of countries that have adopted women’s caucuses in sub-Saharan Africa, there is still little empirical knowledge ...
women, caucus, legislation, Malawi
A mixed bag: Norway's support for women and girls' rights and gender equality in international development
Report in External Series | Jan 2015
A mixed bag: Norway's support for women and girls' rights and gender equality in international deve
Mozambique, Gender, Evaluation
Book Chapter | Jan 2013
This chapter explores how women’s rights and obligations are understood and negotiated within the context of an Islamic state in Sudan. It particularly ...
We shall speak where others are silent? Fragments of an oral history of Norwegian assistance to Afghan women
CMI Report | Dec 2015
Norway has a strong political commitment to promote the rights of women and their participation in public life through its development cooperation programs. ...
Edited Book | Jun 2017
Across Latin America, indigenous women are organizing to challenge racial, gender, and class discrimination through the courts. Collectively, by engaging ...
CMI Brief | Aug 2016
All over the world, there are gatekeepers with the power to facilitate – or restrict – peoples’ access. We have studied the role of ...
women, politics, political parties, Malawi
Book Chapter | Jan 2005
Rights with Bite: 20 Years of Human Rights Research at the Chr. Michelsen Institute Ivar Kolstad a
Book review of Andreassen, Bård A. and Gordon Crawford (eds.), 'Human Rights, Power and Civic Action: Comparative Analyses of Struggles for Rights in Developing Countries'
Book Review | Mar 2015
Review of Andreassen, Bård A. and Gordon Crawford (eds.), ‘Human Rights, Power and Civic Action: Comparative Analyses of Struggles for Rights ...
Human rights, power, civil society, General
CMI Report | Jan 1993
The aim of this study is to review central debates on human rights within the social sciences and humanities with a view to enumerating the present state ...
Human rights, Economic development, Political development, Development aid, Reporting systems
Edited Book | Jan 2005
Human rights are currently an important area of research at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), as they have been for the past 20 years. This anthology ...
Human rights, Economic and social rights, democracy, democratization, development, party systems, truth comissions, reconcilliation, foreign policy, courts in transition, Africa: South Africa, Zambia., Asia: Bangladesh., Americas: Latin America
Book Chapter | Jan 1993
The chapter gives an overview of the state and trends of human rights in Nepal up to 1992. It covers the full range of rights from civil and political ...
Human rights, development, governance, yearbook, Nepal, South Asia
Book Chapter | Jan 1994
The chapter gives a broad overview of the state and trends of human rights in Pakistan up to 1993. It covers both civil and political rights and economic, ...
human rights, governance, development, political participation, Pakistan, South Asia
Book revew of Andreassen, Bård A. and Gordon Crawford (eds.), ‘Human Rights, Power and Civic Action: Comparative Analyses of Struggles for Rights in Developing Countries’
Book Review | Mar 2015
Book revew of Andreassen, Bård A. and Gordon Crawford (eds.), ‘Human Rights, Power and Civic Action: Comparative Analyses of Struggles for ...
human rights, power, civil society, General
Journal Article | Oct 2009
Human rights imply duties. The question is, duties for whom? Without a well-defined scheme for assigning duties correlative to human rights, these rights ...
Human rights, business ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR)
Master's Thesis | Oct 2011
This thesis aims to investigate the conditions for legal enforcement of the right to food in Guatemala. In recent years there has been an increase in ...
Edited Book | Jan 1998
The tenth in a series of yearbooks, this edition contains articles on topical human rights issues as well as surveys of individual countries. A new feature ...