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Lecturer, Human Rights Centre, School of Law, University of Essex

Koldo is a Lecturer in Law and a member of the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex (from December 2019).

Between 2017 and 2019, he was a Research Associate at the Institute of Health & Society of Newcastle University, and between 2016 and 2019, the Policy Director of Just Fair, an organisation that monitors and campaigns for economic and social rights 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 (2008). Between 2011 and 2013, Koldo was the Chief of Staff of the Human Rights Commissioner of the Basque Country (“Ararteko”). He has also worked as a research consultant for Amnesty International on the rights to health, education and housing in Spain.


  • 2013–2019
    Research consultant, Amnesty International Spain
  • 2017–2019
    Research Associate, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University
  • 2016–2019
    Policy Director, Just Fair
  • 2011–2013
    Chief of Staff, Ararteko - Human Rights Commissioner of the Basque Parliament


  • 2017 
    King's College London, PhD European and International Studies
  • 2011 
    University of Denver, MA International Studies
  • 2009 
    University of Essex, MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights
  • 2008 
    University of the Basque Country, LLB