The 2017 Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation, organized by the Centre on Law & Social Transformation, was held 21-25 August at the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development. The event endeavors to be a meeting place for scholars and practitioners who seek to understand how law serves as an instrument of change and how it shapes, and is shaped by power relations.
Many NCHS-affiliated researchers participated in roundtables and sessions during the week-long event, including:
- Torunn Wimplemann (CMI) – Roundtable discussion on the publication of her book, The Pitfalls of Protection: Gender, Violence, and Power in Afghanistan
- Liv Tønnessen (CMI) – Child marriage laws in Africa
- Liv Tønnessen (CMI) – Abortion Rights Lawfare: comparative perspectives
- Julieta Lemaitre (Los Andes University) – The drivers of anti-sexual & reproductive rights lawfare
- Julieta Lemaitre (Los Andes University), Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO), and Kjersti Lohne (UiO) – Researching law in authoritarian settings