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Bergen Exchanges: Rights of the child

23. August 2018 - 24. August 2018

CONFERENCE: Two days of presentations and discussions on topics related to rights of children. Events are open and free of charge, and are also streamed live.

The Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation is 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. During a week of public discussions, the strategic use of rights, law and how legal institutions function as arenas for political contestation (lawfare) is examined.

The two last days of Bergen Exchanges 2018 will have a special focus on “Rights of the Child”. Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism is co-organizer for the event through our involvement in the Child Right Unit at Centre for Law and Social Transformation. Events are open to the public and free of charge, and no preregistration needed.

Thursday 23. August

Children’s Right to child-friendly Justice
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/213113346028887/
Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fYmUZ1MK8A

Changing the system from within: Influencing front-level practice and politicians’ mindset
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/250235265619022/
Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKxXBs3ZZPc

12:20 – 13:20
Child Rights – Making professional decisions and judgments
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/222161255160147/
Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEzF79fapnQ

13:30 -14:30
Chr. Michelsen Prize Lunch with Maja Janmyr
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/185345615661165/

Children’s right to health: Childhood obesity
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/248225175771336/
Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oKDk7U3vzk

Children on the run (Key note address by Helen Stalford, followed by panel debate)
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/313749789168894/
Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsZUur3SucrmTiECYZvuLlw (NOTE: New link to stream)

Friday 24. August

Child’s best interest principle
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/292012174712332/
Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB8EdY_0r-Q

The European Court of Human Rights and Child Rights
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1862593287383166/
Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uYygEMkevU

International Rights and cultural practices?
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1896334143781296/
Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT3wTlWun-I

The critique of Child Protection and Children’s Rights
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2019557168077239/
Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPKx_1ysC48

Presenters and discussants

Tarja Pösö, Kenneth Burns, Katre Luhamaa, Staffan Höjer, Conor O’Mahony, Asgeir Falch-Eriksen, Marit Skivenes, Karl Harald Søvig, Helen Stalford, Lara Cortes, Pilar Domingo, Roberto Gargarella, Malcolm Langford, Maja Janmyr, Kirsten Sandberg, Hilde Liden, Sagrario Segado, Hilde Danielsen, Christine M. Jacobsen, Katrin Kriz, June Thoburn, Thomas Meysen, Henriette Sinding, Liv Tønnessen, Bertil Tungodden, Alexander W. Cappellen, Henning Müller, Geir Kjell Andersland (Hordaland County Board), Svanhild Alver (Bergen Child Protection Service), the Pro’s  & Marit Sanner (The Change Factory).


Most sessions will be held at Bergen Rescource Centre for International Development facilities at Jekteviksbakken 31. The venue is in walking distance from hotels in the city centre.


More information

Bergen Exchanges 2018 is organized from Monday 20th – Friday 24th of August, by Centre for Law & Social Transformation. Se the conference web page: lawtransform.no/bergen-exchanges-2018/


23. August 2018
24. August 2018
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Centre on Law and Social Transformation
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