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Published Dec. 10, 2018 10:26 AM

In reality many of the relatives of prisoners are also subjected to harsh penalties by the State. Innocent people, who do not deserve to be punished, but who nevertheless live in the shadow of a prison. Why have we chosen a penal system which impacts so harshly on families?

Published Sep. 7, 2018 12:26 PM

Daughters of Themis, an international women’s network started at the Faculty of Law a few years ago, has evolved today into a viable and fruitful international network for female business scholars.

Published Aug. 6, 2018 3:55 PM

For the Norway model, with some kind of EEA-type solution to work for Britain, British politicians must be able to look beyond the traditional political divides, according to a UiO researcher.

Published July 2, 2018 10:01 AM

- In the last few years, sexual violence and exploitation have been firmly placed on European political agendas and public debates.

Published Feb. 20, 2018 1:55 PM

Companies as Google and Facebook collect, aggregate and use personal information of the users. The accumulation of information gives limitless knowledge about  individuals and represents a privacy risk. 

NRCCL-researcher Samson Esayas has been invited to present his research to the U.S. Senate on February 27.          

Published Jan. 26, 2018 9:15 AM

International law protects fighters and civilians differently. Establishing who has been a victim of a war crime and who has been a lawful casualty of war is not always easy.

Published Oct. 17, 2017 10:07 AM

Life-changing events happen to migrants on the road to Europe. Some migrants die trying to enter, whereas others are born migrants. How do migrants - and their researchers - account for such experiences?

Three fighters, seen as shadows, holding weapons in the sunset.
Published Sep. 28, 2017 11:36 AM

Female foreign fighters are framed as delusional, emotionally unstable, and naïve jihadi brides in search of a husband. This narrative can be dangerous, explains Ester Strømmen at PluriCourts.

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.