A woman stands next to an anti Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) poster during a one-day workshop hosted by the National Council on Child Welfare, in Khartoum, Sudan. Photo: UN Photo/Fred Noy

This talk will focus on models for studying norm contestation in world society, and then illustrates the model's use with reference to three case studies including fundamental rights, torture prohibition and sexual violence prohibition. The central research question asks: If norms lie in the practice and all practices are normative, whose practices count in global society?

10:00–10:30:    Coffee/croissants and registration

10:30–10:40:    Welcome and short introduction of the Equal Peace Project by PRIO Director Henrik Urdal

10:40–11:30:     Key note speaker Antje Wiener, Professor in Political Science and Global Governance, University of Hamburg, Germany: Contestation and Constitution of Norms in Global International Relations. The talk will focus on models for studying norm contestation in world society, and then illustrates the model's use with reference to three case studies including fundamental rights, torture prohibition and sexual violence prohibition. The central research question asks: If norms lie in the practice and all practices are normative, whose practices count in global society?

11:30–11:45:     Discussant Ole Jacob Sending, Research Director Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

11:45–12:00:     Discussant Hilde Frafjord Johnson, Practitioner in Residence at PRIO, Norwegian politician from the Christian Democratic Party, former Minister of International Development of Norway, and member of the Norwegian Government. She has also served as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan.

12:00–12:30:     Panel discussion