Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Koldo Casla

Research Associate


Koldo joined the Institute of Health & Society as a Research Associate in October 2017. He holds a PhD in European and International Studies from King’s College London (2017), a Fulbright MA in International Studies from the University of Denver (2011), a MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex (2009), and a Law Degree from the University of the Basque Country (2008). Between 2011 and 2013, Koldo was the Chief of Staff of the Human Rights Commissioner of the Basque Country (“Ararteko”). He has worked as a researcher for Amnesty International on the rights to health, education and housing in Spain. Koldo is also the Policy Director of Just Fair, an organisation that monitors and campaigns for economic and social rights in the UK. He tweets here.

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Koldo co-coordinates Article 22, an initiative of the Institute of Health & Society to identify the law and policy changes we need to secure economic, social and cultural rights in the UK.

Koldo's regularly writes op-eds on social rights and other topics in outlets such as Huffington Post, Open Democracy, Open Global Rights or The Conversation.

Research interests

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