Author Archives: Rights in Context

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

This article was published first in Open Democracy under the Can Europe make it? series With only five seats in a Parliament of 350 Members, the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV-EAJ) is playing a crucial role in Spanish politics. In a … Continue reading

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Aprendamos a criticar sin condenar, literalmente hablando

Este artículo fue publicado en El Huffington Post La hemeroteca estos días nos ha dejado tres historias distintas pero que tienen algo en común. Como pidieron políticos y varias administraciones, la semana pasada la Fiscalía abrió diligencias que obligaron a … Continue reading

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International human rights bodies have said it loud and clear: We need clear targets to reduce child poverty

This article was published first by Huffington Post The UK needs clear targets to reduce and eventually put an end to child poverty. This is the purpose of a Private Members’ Bill sponsored by Dan Jarvis MP. The Bill places … Continue reading

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Una pregunta desde el Reino Unido: ¿Por qué España no es nativista como las demás?

Este artículo fue publicado primero en El Huffington Post El populismo xenófobo lleva años acechándonos. Ya se ha adueñado de Estados Unidos y de Hungría, apretó a Austria, y ahora amenaza en Francia, Holanda y Alemania. España por ahora parece … Continue reading

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Equality matters to human rights. We need a socio-economic duty.

This article was first published in the blog of The Equality Trust The UK is one of the most unequal societies in Europe. Even though decreasing unemployment and low inflation have reduced income inequality for now, unfair taxes, stagnant incomes … Continue reading

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Economic and social rights in the UK in 2016: A whole year under the UN spotlight… and more is coming

This article was published first by Housing Rights Watch After nearly two years of evidence gathering and interaction with civil society and government officials, last June the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued its Concluding Observations on … Continue reading

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After 50 years, it’s time to close the gap between different human rights

It was the moment the UN General Assembly changed the face of international human rights law. Fifty years ago, on December 16 1966, the assembly passed a single resolution containing two new treaties: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and … Continue reading

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