Paulo Casaca

Chair of Advisory Board

Paulo Casaca is a Portuguese economist, he lectured at the University of the Azores and at the Technical University in Lisbon. He worked in the Portuguese diplomatic representation to the European Union; he was chief of cabinet in the Portuguese government and economics adviser at the socialist fraction in the national Parliament. He was a member of the Azorean Regional Parliament and he represented the Azores at the Portuguese and European Parliaments. He founded the first Amnesty International group in the Azores and has been engaged in the protection of human-rights in the Greater Middle-East, in particular in Iraq and Iran. He is the founder and executive director of the Brussels based international co-operation association, Alliance to Renew Co-operation among Humankind, the South Asia Democratic Forum and the consultancy company on sustainable development, Land and Energy Sustainable Systems (LESSmeansmore). He directed the report “A Green Ray over Iraq”, commissioned by the US based NGO Committee to Study the Organisation of Peace, which was presented to the United Nations. He is the author of “The hidden invasion of Iraq”. Furthermore, he authored many reports and papers addressing freedom, justice and development in the Middle East.

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