Bergen Exchanges: Rights of the child
August 23 - August 24
CONFERENCE: Two days of presentations and discussions on topics related to rights of children. Events are open and free of charge.
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 23rd August
Children’s Right to child-friendly Justice
Changing the system from within: Influencing front-level practice and politicians’ mindset
- 12:20 – 13:20
Child Rights – Making professional decisions and judgments
- 13:30 -14:30
Michelsen Prize Lunch with Maja Janmyr
Children’s right to health: Childhood obesity
Children on the run (Key note address by Helen Stalford, followed by panel debate)
Friday 24th August
Child’s best interest principle
The European Court of Human Rights and Child Rights
International Rights and cultural practices?
The critique of Child Protection and Children’s Rights
The right to water, urban governance & children’s right to health
Confirmed 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.
Bergen Airport Flesland, 30 minutes south of the city centre, offers several non-stop flights to destinations within Norway and Europe. The major transfer cities for international travel are Oslo, Copenhagen and Amsterdam.
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/