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About Koldo Casla

Koldo Casla is Policy Director at Just Fair and Research Associate at the Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University.

Articles by Koldo Casla

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why human rights campaigning needs to change more than just its framing

The problem is not how we speak – it’s who we are.

International rights are only as good as the national mechanisms that protect them

In June 2016, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights reproached the UK Government its failure to reconcile austerity with international human rights law. The Committee made 60 recomm...

Desahucios en España: Sin habitación propia

Miles de personas son desahuciadas en España a causa de las medidas de austeridad, y las mujeres se ven afectadas de forma desproporcionada por la desigualdad estructural. Una contribución al debate sobre derechos económicos y sociales en openGlobalRights en español. English

Evicted rights in Spain: no room of one’s own

Thousands of people are being evicted in Spain due to austerity measures, and women are disproportionately affected by structural inequality. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on economic and social rights. Español

Why are Basque nationalists coming to the rescue of the Spanish conservative government?

One of Spain's most unlikely political alliances has ancient roots.

The UK government cannot reconcile austerity measures with human rights

UK governments have claimed austerity measures are necessary while ignoring the disproportionate adverse effects on marginalized groups. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on economic and social rights.

Months ago I called for a Brexit. Why did you have to listen, Britain? Why???

Last February, I wrote a short piece praising British humour and weather, thanking London for hosting me and, yes, asking Brits to vote for BrexitAnd I regret it deeply now.

Open letter from a Eurocitizen living in London: Brits, vote for Brexit

As a Spanish national living in London, I urge you to vote for Brexit. European integration is a political necessity for which the UK is a serious obstacle.

Why does the Basque Country seem so quiet about independence nowadays?

Considering the nationalist surge in Catalonia, Scotland and other European regions, why does the formerly restive Basque Country seem so quiet about independence? 

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