Philip Alston

Philip Alston is John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University Law School, and co-chair of its Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. He was UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions (2004–2010), Chairperson of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (1991–1998), Independent Expert on reform of the UN human rights treaty body system (1989–1997), Special Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Millennium Development Goals (2004–2007), a member of the UN Group of Experts on Darfur, and a participant in the Independent International Commission on Kyrgyzstan. Alston also served as editor-in-chief of the European Journal of International Law from 1996 to 2007.