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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

Friday 24th August

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.


There are a wide variety of hotels in Bergen city center. Many participants at the conference will stay at Scandic Hotel Byparken. There are also some budget alternatives.

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/


August 23
August 24
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Centre for Law and Social Transformation