Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism Bergen



To understand the exercise of discretion and paternalism in welfare states, access to information and facts about different legal systems and decision-making processes are important. At our resource-pages, we have collected and organized information relevant to our research and made them available for scholars, students, professionals, and others interested in these topics in context of child protection and children’s rights. Here you will find comparative material on a variety of themes, including newborn care order judgments, a brief overview of 10 child protection systems, proceedings concerning adoption from care, formal requirements for written judgments, and legal frames for care order decisions. For each topic, you will also find references and suggestions for further reading.

If you have any questions, please contact us at discretion@uib.no.