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Dr Koldo Casla


Lecturer, University of Essex, United Kingdom



I am a Lecturer in Law and the Director of the Human Rights Centre Clinic. I also lead the 'Human Rights Local' project at the Human Rights Centre. I am the author of "Politics of International Human Rights Law Promotion in Western Europe: Order versus Justice" (Routledge 2019), and "Spain and Its Achilles' Heels: The Strong Foundations of a Country's Weaknesses" (Rowman & Littlefield 2021), and co-editor of "Social Rights and the Constitutional Moment: Learning from Chile and International Experiences" (Hart Bloomsbury 2022). Between 2017 and 2019, I was a Research Associate at the Institute of Health & Society of Newcastle University, where I co-drafted the first Bill on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the UK. Between 2016 and 2019, I was the Policy Director of Just Fair, leading the organisation's research, strategic communications, partnerships and campaigning on economic and social rights in the UK. Between 2013 and 2019, I worked as an independent researcher for Amnesty International, authoring four reports on the rights to health, education and housing in Spain. Over the years, I have also been very involved in Amnesty's strategy-development and governance at the international, national and local levels. Between 2011 and 2013, I was the Chief of Staff of the Human Rights Commissioner of the Basque Country (“Ararteko”).



The list of publications is available here.


International Human Rights Law, International Relations
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