The project seeks to strengthen national legal competence related to policy and measures to adapt to effects of climate change in Norway, such as floods and landslides, increased sea level, hurricanes, etc. It will address some of the most relevant legal issues and problems which the Norwegian society will face in meeting this challenge.
The main goal for this project is to develop contractual terms and interpretative tools for effective use in an internationalised contractual practice.
Project closed 2011.06.30.
The main purpose of the project is to assess the limits of the choice of law made by the parties in their contract.
This project addresses the exercise of authority by international institutions: its features, its causes and effects, and its implications.
Building Labour Law (Arfa) is a programme for research in labour law aimed at consolidating and developing the scientific basis for research and teaching in labour law in a long term perspective.
More and more countries have abolished the death penalty. Which countries still retain the death penalty? What characterizes these countries internally, regionally and transnationally that can explain why they maintain the death penalty as a form of punishment and a strategy of governance? What is the relationship between retaining capital punishment and a general commitment to Human Rights?
Sevda Clark's PhD project assesses principal legal issues that confront child litigants when they bring claims in their own name before judicial or quasi-judicial bodies.
The goal of the project is to provide a better understanding of the role of contracts in procuring cloud-computing services. The research will evaluate terms and conditions used in cloud computing services and the general contractual structure of cloud computing agreements.
The project aims at a highly needed strengthening of environmental law research in Norway.
What kind of impact is migration having on contemporary crime control and criminal justice agencies?
What forms of social control will one find on Cuba? What non-judicial arenas for solving conflicts exist, and what is the relationship between the State and civil society in Cuba?
The project addresses constitutional and institutional issues in the political theory of human rights and asks questions like: How could we resolve the value conflict between human rights and democracy, and at what costs? And: Should and could international human rights institutions be reformed in order to achieve a more desirable institutional design?
The turn towards international human rights raises a number of questions and challenges: What is the relationship between disability rights and social rights in theory and practise?
This project will result in an edited volume which will draw on the perspectives of several academic disciplines.
The overall objective of the e-Me-project is to provide new knowledge that can significantly improve the usability and accessibility of identity management (IDM) and authentication mechanisms in new social networks without compromising privacy, security or offending legal frameworks.
Isabel Mota Borges' PhD project aims to assess to which extent environmental displaced people are protected by existing international human rights guarantees, and who is responsible for providing legal protection.
Joanna Nicholson's PhD project focuses on the principle of combatant immunity or the combatant privilege.
How closely does a boss follow what their employees do on the job? Which technologies are being used to track and monitor employees work performance? Why are these technologies used and what would the consequences be for using them? Where is the line between legal and illegal surveillance? This project aims to explore and discuss these questions.
More information about the project is available in Norwegian.
This project focuses on the Posted Workers Directive and the Services Directive and interconnecting issues and processes.
There is a growing tendency within the different legal systems in western countries that cases pertaining to the recognition of Muslim family law, arise.
Examples are how to treat questions concerning divorce rights, child custody, and the financial partition between the spouses upon the dissolution of marriage, where there is a potential discrepancy between Muslim family law and the national law in question.
The project will focus on the relationship between gender identity, sexual orientation and the law from the perspective of lesbian, homosexual, transgender and intersex persons.
This project asks what is the nature of the extraterritorial human rights obligations of States under international law.
Which social and material factors have caused today's climate crisis? What determines how harmful actions are categorized and whether infliction of harm is defined as crime or legal action? How can we best comprehend and regulate activities that harm people and societies as well as nature and animals?
The primary aim of the project is to contribute to the development of a human rights based framework for water governance pertaining to women's rights as water users and decision makers.