Reports and committee work:
Research group members regularly contribute to reports and legalisation committees. Below is an outline of committees relevant for the research group’s main foci and in which group members have contributed.
The Rights of the Child on the child’s terms
The Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion commissioned a legal review of the relationship between the UN Convention on the Right of the Child and Norwegian law. Karl Harald Søvig lead the review group. The report was published in the UiB Faculty of Law journal No. 115, 2009. Read more about the work and download the report in Norwegian at the Ministry website.
The Limitation of Coercion Act
Bjørn Henning Østenstad was the leader of the committee that delivered the report NOU 2019: 14 Tvangsbegrensningsloven — Forslag til felles regler om tvang og inngrep uten samtykke i helse- og omsorgstjenesten [The Limitation of Coercion Act. Draft for common rules on non-consensual intervention in health and care services].
Committee on the reform of illegal drug use
PhD fellow Lill Haukanes Best and professor Karl Harald Søvig delivered the report «Helsetenester i barneverninstitusjonar» [Health Care in Child Welfare Institutions ] commissioned by The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth, and Family Affairs (Bufdir) in 2016. See full text in Norwegian here.
The inclusion committee
Human Rights Aspects Connected to Female Genital Mutilation and Health Care Examination
Henriette Sinding Aasen was involved in the writing of the report "Menneskerettslige aspekter knyttet til kjønnslemlestelse og helseundersøkelser" [Human Rights Aspects Connected to Female Genital Mutilation and Health Care Examination] commissioned by Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, delivered on April 30th, and published in the journal of the Department of Public and International Law nr 5/2008.
NOU 2016:13 Freedom of Conscience in Working Life
NOU 2011: 9 Increased autonomy and legal protection
Bjørn Henning Østenstad was a member of the committee that delivered the report NOU 2011: 9 Økt selvbestemmelse og rettsikkerhet – Balansegangen mellom selvbestemmelsesrett og omsorgsansvar i psykisk helsevern [Increased Autonomy and Legal Protection The Balance Between the Right to Autonomy and the Right to Health Protection in Mental Health Care]
NOU 2009: 1 Individuals and integrity
Henriette Sinding Aasen was a member of the committee that delivered NOU 2009: 1 Individ og integritet – personvern i det digitale samfunnet [Individuals and Integrity – Privacy Protection in the Digital Society].
NOU 2007:6 Objectives for the Future
Henriette Sinding Aasen was a member of the committee that delivered the report NOU 2007: 6 Formål for framtida. Formål for barnehagen og opplæringen [Objectives for the Future. Objectives for Kindergartens and Teaching].
NOU 2005:1 Good Research – Better Health
Henriette Sinding Aasen was a member of the committee that delivered the report NOU 2005: 1 God forskning - bedre helse. Lov om medisinsk og helsefaglig forskning, som involverer mennesker, humant biologisk materiale og helseopplysninger [Good Research – Better Health. Act on Medical and Health Research on Human Beings, Human Biological Material or Personal Health Data].
NOU 2001: 19 Biobanks
Henriette Sinding Aasen was a member of the committee that delivered the report NOU 2001: 19 Biobanker. Innhenting, oppbevaring, bruk og destruksjon av humant biologisk materiale [Biobanks. Collection, Storage, Use, and Destruction of Human Biological Material].