Research news

Published Sep. 5, 2017 4:53 PM

New research from PluriCourts reveals a tight network of actors shifting between the roles of lawyer and arbitrator in investment treaty arbitration. 

Published June 26, 2017 8:03 AM

Norwegian immigration authorities are on the lookout for shame, taboo and stigma when they assess the sexual orientation of asylum seekers. This practice is problematic and may violate human rights, says a researcher.

The sign outside the International Criminal Court
Published May 29, 2017 8:22 AM

In April more than 30 people were killed by a chemical weapon attack in Syria. Despite clear evidence that serious international crimes have been committed, and despite numerous calls to hold those responsible to account, the international criminal justice system seems, at present at least, to be impotent.

Published Feb. 6, 2017 1:28 PM

People face great differences in their access to international courts. "The courts are facing several challenges to become more independent, open, and accessible to the people," says researcher.

Published Nov. 9, 2016 1:26 PM

Romanians and Roma report experiences of racism and discrimination in Norwegian prisons. They often claim that they are not provided opportunities to which they have a rightful claim.

Row of tents
Published Oct. 25, 2016 4:36 PM

As a researcher on international courts and tribunals, Kjersti Lohne wanted to see what is going on in the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay. That turned out to be quite the challenge.

Published Aug. 10, 2016 10:15 AM

Courts around the world play an important role in protecting human rights in constantly changing circumstances. Frequently, they do so by citing and engaging with each others decisions – a phenomenon that has been coined ‘judicial dialogue’.

Eiffel Tower in Paris with script "Paris climat 2015"
Published Aug. 10, 2016 10:15 AM

- We have left the world we have seen the last 50 years, and overcome the division in developed / developing states in matters of climate change, says Professor Christina Voigt. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change reflects a very different view of the world, creates more openness, and has ambitions but grants flexibility to the parties. Yet, only time will show whether parties actually will live up to the expectations, she says.

Published July 6, 2016 10:53 AM

In the efforts to create international justice, it is unclear for whom justice is intended.

Published May 30, 2016 2:54 PM

Even though the likelihood of receiving asylum is slim, many Nigerians choose to go to Europe. Their motivation to leave, and authorities´ attempts to stop them are some of the issues Professor May-Len Skilbrei will investigate in the MIGMA research project.

Published May 3, 2016 12:59 PM

Have you ever been asked by a “bank” to verify your account number and password by e-mail? If so, you are one of thousands of potential victims of cybercrime. A group of researchers now aim to shed some light on how legislation can be used to stop these criminals.                     

Published May 3, 2016 12:58 PM

If Norway does not set clearer limitations to the public access to land, we risk sawing off the branch we’re sitting on.

Published Apr. 12, 2016 12:33 PM

Transnational police work requires police officers to be able to handle both cultural and social differences internal to the organization. This proves challenging, research shows.

Published Dec. 14, 2015 2:18 PM

Stories about drug use strengthen a sense of unity and shape identity.

Published Nov. 11, 2015 10:27 AM

- women of the Osvald resistance organization were persecuted after the war by Norwegian authorities. These were only a few of the women in Norway for whom the war never ended.