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CMI Insight | May 2016
Reform of family law is considered among the most difficult to achieve since it contests ‘the notion of women and children as property’. ...
child marriage, marriage, family law, Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia
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
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 ...
Journal Article | Jun 2013
This article analyses how state and non-state actors have tried to address the human rights violations and war crimes committed during the civil ...
Civil War, Gamba Spirits, Gorongosa, Human Rights, Local Justice, Mozambique, Transitional Justice, Mozambique
News | 17 Aug 2015
When societies go from military dictatorship to democracy or from internal armed conflict to peace, one of the toughest choices facing the government in the new order is how to deal with past violence. Great hopes have been pinned on transitional justice mechanisms, but the anticipated positive effects of transitional justice mechanisms on the process of restoring peace or (re)constructing democracy may be too high.
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
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 ...
human rights, women, family law, gender, Sudan
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 | 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.
Book Chapter | Apr 2015
This chapter traces 30 years of transitional justice development following civil-military rule (1973–85) in Uruguay. The 1985 amnesty ...
transitional justice, democracy, peace, human rights violations, accountability, conflict, post-authoritarian, Uruguay
Book | Jan 2011
In many Latin American countries, former military officers are now facing charges of torture, murder, forced disappearance, and genocide committed ...
human rights, transitional justice, military trials, judicial independence, judicial reform, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay
News | 22 May 2006
A new CMI study "Should I stay or should I go!" will look into this question. When is it in the interest of a corporation to exit a repressive country? When do ethical considerations imply that a company should close down operations in a country?
Citizenship, statelessness, and human rights protection in Sudan's constitutions and post South Sudan secession challenges
Book Chapter | Jan 2019
Sudan and South Sudan have suffered from repeated cycles of conflict and authoritarianism resulting in serious human rights and humanitarian ...
Sudan, South Sudan
CMI Report | Jan 1996
This report recommends that Human Rights in Developing Countries adopt a radically new approach to monitoring human rights. The "old way" is ...
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 ...
Report in External Series | Jan 2002
This dissertation is about judicial independence. It deals with two interrelated questions. The first half of the dissertation argues, based ...
judicial reform, judicial independence, human rights, courts, prosecution, military, judges, international law, Americas: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Latin America
CMI Report | Jan 1994
This comparative analysis of recent transitions to democracy in Argentina and Chile examines (1) the impact of the type of transition on democratic ...
Human rights, Democratization, Chile, Argentina, Americas: Argentina
Project | Jan - Dec 2004
Human rights have been an important area of research at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) for the past 20 years, and continue to be so today. ...
Project | Oct 2004 - Oct 2005
The right to seek asylum, and the conflicting interests that may arise between the rights of the asylum seeker on the one hand and the recipient ...
refugee, refugee status, human rights violations, terrorism, international law, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Canada
Journal Article | Jan 1999
Gross human rights violations have constituted a hotly contested national issue in many recent transitions from authoritarianism to democracy. ...