Philip Alston is an international law scholar and human rights practitioner. He is the John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, co-Chair of the law school's Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.Espanol | French | Arabic |
Phantom rights: the systemic marginalization of economic and social rights
Neither the UN nor civil society is doing much about the deep resistance of many states to proper recognition of economic and social rights.
Extreme inequality as the antithesis of human rights
Extreme inequality directly undermines human rights, and is a cause for shame for the human rights community.