Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism Bergen

Child Rights Unit

The Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism is affiliated with the Centre on Law and Social Transformation, and is responsible for one of their thematic units – the Child Rights Unit.

The Centre on Law and Social Transformation – LawTransform – brings together scholars, students and practitioners who share an interest in how law shapes societies, and the use of rights and courts as tools for social change. LawTransform hosts the annual conference Bergen Exchanges, and organizes regular meetings and events.

The Child Rights Unit at LawTransform seeks to address normative, legal and empirical research questions. The unit aims to understand the role of law and administrative, political and judicial institutions as well as ideas, interpretations and practices around children´s rights that are embedded in societies cultural practices.

The leader of the unit is prof. Marit Skivenes.

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Established in 2014 as a collaboration between the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the University of Bergen (UiB).

Fellows and affiliates come from numerous institutions in Bergen and globally, and are drawn from a broad range of academic fields, including law, political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, medicine and psychology.