Dr Koldo Casla

Lecturer and Director, Human Rights Centre Clinic at University of Essex, School of Law


Lecturer, School of Law, and Director, Human Rights Centre Clinic, University of Essex

Koldo is a Lecturer in Law and the Director of the Human Rights Centre Clinic at the University of Essex. He also leads the 'Human Rights Local' project at the Human Rights Centre. Between 2017 and 2019, he was a Research Associate at the Institute of Health & Society of Newcastle University, where he co-drafted the first Bill on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the UK. Between 2016 and 2019, he 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, he worked as an independent researcher for Amnesty International, authoring four reports on the rights to health, education and housing in Spain. Over the years, Koldo has also been very involved in Amnesty's strategy-development and governance at the international, national and local levels. Between 2011 and 2013, he was the Chief of Staff of the Human Rights Commissioner of the Basque Country (“Ararteko”). He holds a PhD in European and International Studies from King’s College London (2017), a Fulbright MA in International Studies from the University of Denver (2011), a MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex (2009), and a Law Degree from the University of the Basque Country (2008).