Category Archives: In ENGLISH

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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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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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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Britons’ fear of migration is not only anti-factual; it is also comparatively disproportionate

This article was published first in Left Foot Forward I recently attended an event organised by the Foreign Policy Centre in partnership with the European Commission’s representation in the UK. The title could hardly be more topical: “Examining the EU’s … Continue reading

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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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