Rights, Individuals, Culture and Society (RIKS) - completed

This area of research looked 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) were dealt with in new family relations, employment relations and individual/state relations.

Presentation of the research area

The researchers worked in the crossroads of law, legal sociology and legal philosophy. It was 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). 

The project was chaired by Professor Anne Hellum and Professor Vibeke Blaker Strand.

What issues were 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.


Tags: Nordic, Global South
Published Nov. 30, 2009 8:03 PM - Last modified Feb. 28, 2017 11:24 AM