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Koldo Casla

Research Associate
Newcastle University

Koldo Casla is Research Associate at Newcastle University and Policy Director of Just Fair, a human rights NGO that monitors and campaigns for economic and social rights in the UK. Together with six other academics and practitioners, Koldo recently presented the first ever draft Bill on Economic and Social Rights ever written in the UK. Koldo holds a PhD in European and International Studies from King’s College London (2017), a Fulbright MA in International Studies from the University of Denve

Subjects: Law, Political Science

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    International Human Rights Law
    Economic and Social Rights
    International Relations
    Human Rights Theory, Law and Policy Analysis
    European and Spanish politics

Books

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 Featured Title - International Human Rights Law Promotion - Casla - 1st Edition book cover

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Qué significa para los derechos humanos la supuesta “muerte” del liberalismo anunciada por Putin

By: Koldo Casla
Subjects: Law, Political Science, Politics & International Relations

Si Putin tuviera razón, y el liberalismo hubiera muerto, ¿cuál sería el futuro de los derechos humanos en la política global?

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Las condiciones en las que creció el sistema internacional de derechos humanos han cambiado. En sí mismo, esto no es ni bueno ni malo, pero si deseamos mantener y elevar la posición del ser humano en la política global del futuro resulta necesario desentrañar los factores que hicieron posible el reconocimiento legal de los derechos humanos.

La historia atestigua que los países de Europa occidental desempeñaron un papel protagonista en la promoción del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos. Pero, como sostengo en mi reciente libro Politics of International Human Rights Law Promotion: Order versus Justice, esto no significa que lo hicieran porque creyeran que era lo correcto para la justicia global.

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What Putin’s supposed “death” of liberalism means for human rights

By: Koldo Casla
Subjects: Law, Political Science, Politics & International Relations

If Putin was right, and liberalism is dead, what would be the future of human rights in global politics?

 
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The conditions under which the international human rights system grew up do not exist anymore. By itself this is neither good nor bad, but unpacking the factors beneath the legal recognition of human rights is essential if we want to maintain and raise the position of humans in future global politics.
 
History shows that Western European countries played a significant role in promoting international human rights law. But, as I argue in my recent book Politics of International Human Rights Law Promotion: Order versus Justice, this does not mean that they did so because they believed it was the right thing to do for global justice.
 
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