Philip G. Alston
John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law
New York University School of Law
Co-chair, NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions

Philip Alston's teaching focuses primarily on international law and international human rights law. He co-chairs the NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
Alston received degrees in Law and in Economics in his home country (Australia) and a JSD from Berkeley. During the 1980s he taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and at Harvard Law School. He then became Professor of Law and Foundation Director of the Center for International and Public Law at the Australian National University, a post he held until 1995. From 1996 to 2001 he was Professor of International Law at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, where he was also Head of Department and Co-Director of the Academy of European Law.

The United Nations and Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal (Oxford University Press 2nd ed., forthcoming) (with Frederic Megret)
"Assessing the Strengths and Weaknesses of the European Social Charter’s Supervisory System," in Gráinne de Búrca and Bruno de Witte, eds., Social Rights in Europe (Oxford University Press, 2005)

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