Author Archives: Rights in Context

The UK government cannot reconcile austerity measures with human rights

Authors: Jamie Burton, Alice Donald and Koldo Casla This article was published in Open Global Rights (Open Democracy) A UN Committee of independent experts recently issued a harshly worded report on the extent to which public authorities have been complying with … Continue reading

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Months ago I called for a vote out. 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 Brexit. The text was full of irony, and I warned the reader that I would not … Continue reading

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

This post was published first in Open Democracy. I have lived in England for nearly five years, mostly in London, but for personal reasons I have also become familiar with other parts of the country as well. I have always … Continue reading

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

This article was published first in Open Democracy. Basque nationalism has never held more institutional power. Together, the Basque moderate nationalist party (PNV) and the pro-independence left (Bildu, “Unite”) hold 60% of the vote and 64% of the seats (48/75) … Continue reading

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Ecocide: the international crime that could have been but never quite was

This post was first published in NBXMain in October 2015 Genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity are international crimes and, since 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) can investigate individuals accused of having committed acts of that nature. From … Continue reading

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Should rights be submitted to referendum? (You won’t find the answer here)

Earlier this year, many of us felt proud of Ireland. 62% of Irish people voted to proclaim marriage equality in the national constitution. Ireland, a country of profound Catholic roots, had become the first country to recognise at the constitutional … Continue reading

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La vivienda no ha sido un derecho durante la crisis. ¿Lo será después?

Según datos del Instituto Nacional de Estadística, la cantidad de hipotecas concedidas aumentó casi un 22% entre julio de 2014 y el mismo mes de 2015, hasta llegar a las 21.863 operaciones. Este número está todavía lejos de las 130.000 … Continue reading

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