Philip Alston

Philip Alston is a professor of law at New York University.

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Litigation in Ireland’s Supreme Court may condemn inaction on climate change

By: Victoria Adelmant & Philip Alston & Matthew Blainey
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Public support in Ireland for taking action against climate change is high, but the government has not adequately mitigated its impact—a recent Supreme Court case ...

 

What the “digital welfare state” really means for human rights

By: Philip Alston
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The digitalization of welfare is presented as an altruistic and noble enterprise designed to ensure that citizens benefit from new technologies. In reality, it ...

 

Fiscal policy is key to achieving SDGs and avoiding “climate apartheid”

By: Philip Alston & Nikki Reisch
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Delivering on the SDG’s promise to reduce economic inequality requires progressive taxation and effective enforcement to ensure wealthy businesses and individuals ...

 

Phantom rights: the systemic marginalization of economic and social rights

By: Philip Alston
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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

By: Philip Alston
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Extreme inequality directly undermines human rights, and is a cause for shame for the human rights community.