A week of public discussions, where we examine strategic uses of rights and law and how legal institutions function as arenas for political contestation (lawfare).
During a week of public discussions, we examine strategic uses of rights and law and how legal institutions function as arenas for political contestation (lawfare).
The multi-disciplinary and international nature of Bergen Exchanges makes it a unique space for improving research strategies and methods to grasp the effects of law & lawfare. This includes the use of legal instruments by governments to shape societies—whether through constitutional change, international treaties, statutes, or regulations – as well as by social actors who go to court or otherwise engage rights and law to advance their goals.
Effects take different forms. How legal strategies alter political dynamics, ideas and discourses can be as important for long term transformation as more immediate changes in laws, policies, or the distribution of resources. We also seek to better understand the functioning of legal and administrative institutions as they adjudicate, interpret and implement legal norms.
Focus areas of BeEx2021 are:
AUTOCRATIZATION DYNAMICS, and
LEGAL DETERMINANTS OF INEQUALITY — particularly
All BeEx2021 events are public, and participation is free of charge. The sessions are recorded and streamed online, and photos from the events may also be published. If this is a problem for you, please let us know.
If you have a disability and require adjustments to participate on an equal basis with others, please let us know in advance at