20. November 2019 - 16:00 till 18:00
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Human Rights Centre Employability Event | University of Essex Colchester Campus, Room to be confirmed | Wednesday, 20. November 2019

Wednesday 20 November, 16.00-18.00, Room TBC
Employability panel Anne-Katrin Speck, Koldo Casla (Just Fair), Melinda Ching Simon (OHCHR) and Louise Finer (HMIP and UK NPM) and fellow
Chair: Prof Lorna McGregor
Speakers: 
Dr Koldo Casla, Policy Director at Just Fair & a HRC alumnus
Louise Finer, Senior Policy Officer and National Preventive Mechanism Coordinator at HM Inspectorate of Prisons (London) and HRC alumnus
Chair: Prof Lorna McGregor, University of Essex.
More information to follow soon.
Koldo Casla, a Research Associate at Newcastle University and Policy Director of Just Fair
Koldo is a Research Associate at Newcastle University and Policy Director of Just Fair, a human rights NGO that monitors and campaigns for economic and social rights in the UK.
Koldo facilitated a number of meetings with the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, in London and Newcastle during his UK poverty mission in November 2018. Just Fair organised an open mic event in Newham, East London, where people with direct experience of poverty shared their testimonies and opinions with Prof Alston (video). Together with academics and practitioners, Koldo recently co-drafted and presented the first ever draft Bill on Economic and Social Rights ever written in the UK. Koldo 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, Spain (2008). Between 2011 and 2013, Koldo was the Chief of Staff of the Human Rights Commissioner of the Basque Country (Ararteko). He is also the author of four Amnesty International reports on the rights to health, education and housing (two) in Spain. Koldo has recently published Politics of International Human Rights Law Promotion in Western Europe: Order versus Justice (Routledge). He tweets as @koldo_casla.
Anne-Katrin Speck, Co-Director of the European Implementation Network (EIN)
Anne-Katrin is a Co-Director of the European Implementation Network (EIN), an NGO based in Strasbourg (France) which works with civil society actors from across the Council of Europe region to promote the full and timely implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. Anne previously worked as a Research Associate on the Human Rights Law Implementation Project (HRLIP) at Middlesex University London, and within the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). She holds an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex and is currently an MPhil/PhD candidate at Middlesex University, where she researches the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
All Welcome.