Philip Alston

NYU Law; Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, United Nations


Philip Alston is John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, and co-chair of its Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. He is also special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights at the United Nations.

Featured Work

JAN 25, 2018 Podcast

Clip of the Month: Extreme Poverty & the U.S. Government with Philip Alston

Philip Alston is the special rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights for the United Nations. Recently, he spent two weeks traveling across the U....

Stephanie Sy and Philip Alston. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

JAN 10, 2018 Podcast

Extreme Poverty in the United States, with the UN's Philip Alston

The UN's Philip Alston traveled across the U.S. recently and found appalling conditions, from homelessness in California to open sewage in rural Alabama. He ...

NOV 6, 2014 Podcast

Philip Alston on a World Court for Human Rights

"The reason why governments are violating human rights on a grand scale is not because there is an absence of a world court," says Philip ...