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Disputation 14 Dec: Mark Taylor


Mark Taylor will be defending the thesis War Economies and International Law: Regulating the Economic Activity of Armed Conflicts for the degree of Dr. Philos, at The Faculty of Law, Unversity of Oslo. He asks: Does international law regulate the economic activities that sustain war?

Barriers to girls’ education in West Africa


Girls still face many challenges, but their situation is also rapidly changing. An obstacle unique to girls is the notion that girls should do other things rather than go to school. Barriers are also related to vulnerabilities, like disabilities; unstable or poor urban living conditions, including homelessness; being on the move; and being affected by conflict or violence. The report is written by Anne Kielland, Anne Hatløy, Tone Sommerfelt, Tewodros Aragie Kebede and Kathleen M. Jennings.

Board-level employee representatives is declining


One of the pillars in the Norwegian working life model is collaboration between employers and employees at company level. The Company Acts state that employees have the right to demand and elect members to the Board of Directors. The findings in this article, written by Inger Marie Hagen, indicate that the number of companies with board-level employee representatives is declining.

When Work Comes First: Young Adults in Vocational Education


Anna Hagen Tønder og Tove Mogstad Aspøy (pictured) has written an article in International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 4(3).  The average age upon completion of a vocational programme in Norway is 28 years, which is among the highest in the OECD. The purpose of this study was to explore personal trajectories within the Norwegian context. They argue that policy makers need to see educational achievement in a long-term perspective.



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