Rights, Individuals, Culture and Society
This area of research looks into changes in the legal position of individuals in a global and pluralistic social, cultural and legal landscape, with a focus on how different groups of persons (women, children, refugees, ethnic and religious) are dealt with in new family relations, employment relations and individual/state relations.
Presentation of the research area
The researchers works in the crossroads of law, legal sociology and legal philosophy. It is a meeting place for researchers from the Institute of Public Law (labor law, child law, women’s law and refugee law), the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (human rights and normative diversity), the Institute of Private Law (family law and inheritance law) and the Institute of Criminology and Legal Sociology (criminology, legal sociology and immigration law).
Issues of Concern:
- The requirement of individual legal protection multicultural respect
- Conflicting rights within and between international and national law
- Discrimination and the protection of integrity and dignity at the intersection of sex, age, ethnicity and religion
- Transnational legal relations – social and religious practice.