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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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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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Don’t execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Years ago, a local journalist offered me, as a representative of Amnesty International, to take part in a radio programme on the death penalty. He told me he wanted to talk about this punishment through three personal stories. He said … Continue reading

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Un hombre cualquiera… dos veces pobre

Apareció en El País Semanal del domingo pasado, día 13, pero no la había visto hasta esta mañana. Llevaba un tiempo medio incómodo. Hacía ya tres semanas que no dejaba nada escrito en este humilde blog. Y, de pronto, me … Continue reading

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¿Cómo se puede iniciar una carrera a 800 metros de donde ha muerto gente?

Por primera vez desde la primera edición en 1970, el maratón de Nueva York ha sido suspendido. Tras unos pocos días de incertidumbre desde la llegada del huracán Sandy a la ciudad, finalmente el alcalde Bloomberg anunció su decisión ayer … Continue reading

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Which is the key to Olympic success: Competitiveness or public investment?

London Olympics are finally finished and Britons have two things to celebrate: first, everything went quite well and London didn´t collapse; and second, Team GB made an outstanding performance, their highest achievement ever in Olympic history. British athletes got a … Continue reading

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