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Inequality and legal change: Perspectives from the Global South

15 August 2023 @ 15:00 - 16:00 CEST



15 August 2023
15:00 - 16:00 CEST


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Vaskerelven 8, top floor
Bergen, Norway
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In this interactive panel, a dynamic group of early career academics representing the South-South Network will share their unique socio-legal insights on the topics of inequality and legal change as observed from their respective countries in Latin America and Africa. Delving beyond economic challenges, they will explore the dimensions of social, gender, sexual, and structural inequality.

The discussion will encompass several crucial themes, including climate change and its implications for environmental justice, the complexities of judicial resistance concerning LGBTQI and indigenous rights, the persistent issue of gender inequality and child marriage, and the intricacies of accessing justice within a legal pluralistic system.

Through this engaging dialogue, the participants will shed light on how legal reforms aimed at fostering equality have catalysed transformative social change in their regions. Additionally, they will bring attention to the existing hurdles and complexities that continue to persist, as seen through the eyes of scholars intimately embedded in the local contexts.


Lívia Buzolin: FGV, Brazil
Ana Braconnier: CIESAS, México
Adrian Juuko: HRAPF, Uganda
Larissa Margarido: FGV, Brazil
Wesley Maraire: GRIP and University of Cape Town, South Africa
Thalia Viveros-Uehara: University of Massachusetts, USA


About the Bergen Exchanges

Bergen Exchanges is an annual global event in Bergen, exploring the transformative role of law, social sciences and power relations. Scholars and practitioners delve into the strategic uses of rights, the dynamics of legal institutions, and the intersection of law and politics. It is a week of thought-provoking discussions on how law serves as an instrument of change and shapes our world.

GRIP is contributing to this year’s Bergen Exchanges with the round table discussion as well as a Keynote Address to be delivered by Divine Fuh, Director of the Institute for Humanities Africa (HUMA) at the University of Cape Town.

GRIP Secretariat | Faculty of Social Sciences | University of Bergen | PO Box 7802 | 5020 Bergen, Norway
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