2016 Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation
Welcome to Centre on Law & Social Transformations annual seminar Bergen Exchanges at Bergen Resource Centre for International Development.
Monday 22 August: Inequality & the Law
09:30-10:15: Key Note Address by Roberto Gargarella: “Can courts pursue social justice while respecting democracy? Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31
10:30-12:00: 2016 Chr. Michelsen Prize Lecture by Francesca Jensenius: “Can Electoral Quotas Advance Social Justice – and How Do We Know?” Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31
11:00-12:00: Roundtable: Researching law & (in)equality
12:30-13:30: Who benefits from speech rights?
19:00-20:00: Can law heal? Legal determinants of inequalities in health
Tuesday 23 August: Sexual & Reproductive Rights Lawfare
09:00-10:45: Identity, politics & law in global battles over homosexuality
11:00-12:10: Criminalizing immorality: how to study political drivers?
12:20-13:30: Studying health effects of criminal law
14:30-15:30: Measuring Child Rights in Norway
19:00-20:00: Threats to the independence of the judiciary – cross-regional perspectives
Wednesday 24 August:
09:00-10:30: Responsible evidence appraisal by Jeroen van der Sluijs
10:45-12:00: Assessing socio-economic effects of incarceration
12:15-13:30: Trans-gender lawfare
14:30-15:30: Building databases for empirical legal studies
18:00-19:30: Annual Lecture on Law & Social Transformation by Charles Epp: “What makes Climate-Change Litigation effective? Understanding Strategic Litigation Campaigns” Place: Literature House (Auditorium), Østre Skostredet 5-7
Thursday 25 August: Migration & Lawfare
09:00-10:15: Irregular Migrants and Mobilization for Rights
10:30-11:30: Lecture by Susan Banki: A Theory of Refugee Homeland Activism
12:00-13:30: Mobilizing in Exile: Syrian Refugee and Diaspora Mobilization
14:30-15:30: Precarious rights of LGBT refugees
19:00-20:30: Quo Vadis refugee convention Place: UiB Law School Aud 4, Magnus Lagabøtes Plass 1.
Friday 26 August: Lawfare over Natural Resources
09:00-10:30: Land rights & inclusive sustainable development in India
10:45-12:00: Legal struggles for water and environmental protection in São Paulo and Johannesburg
12:15-13:00: Lecture By Charles Epp: Racial Disparities in Policing in the United States: Toward Understanding & Reform