Sorensen Center's "Critical Voices: From Local to Global" A Conversation with Philip Alston on extreme poverty and human rights
Sorensen Center's "Critical Voices: From Local to Global"
A Conversation with Philip Alston
on extreme poverty and human rights
Monday, February 11, 2019 | 5:00 PM Program & Reception
The Sorensen Center’s series with United Nations Special Rapporteurs continues this semester with Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.
Alston’s report on extreme poverty and human rights on his mission to the United States was presented to the Human Rights Council in Geneva in June 2018 and was recently discussed in congressional briefings in Washington, DC. Alston has also written a recent Report on Privatization (2018) addressing the often systematic elimination of human rights protections and further marginalization of the interests of low income earners and those living in poverty and reimagining human rights accountability.
Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, New York University, teaches international law, international criminal law, and a range of human rights subjects. In 2014, he was appointed UNSR on extreme poverty and human rights. From 2004 to 2010, he was UNSR on extrajudicial executions. He has also served as Special Adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Millennium Development Goals and chairperson and rapporteur of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights; and UNICEF’s Senior Legal Adviser on children’s rights.
February 11, 2019
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