Philip Alston

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.

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

July 25, 2019
By: Philip Alston & Nikki Reisch

Delivering on the SDG’s promise to reduce economic inequality requires progressive taxation and effective ...


Phantom rights: the systemic marginalization of economic and social rights

August 4, 2016
By: Philip Alston

Neither the UN nor civil society is doing much about the deep resistance of many states to proper recognition ...


Extreme inequality as the antithesis of human rights

August 27, 2015
By: Philip Alston

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