Philip Alston, Rebecca Riddell, and Bassam Khawaja

Philip Alston is a tenured professor at New York University (NYU) and co-chair and faculty director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. He is an international lawyer whose research and teaching interests focus primarily on human rights law and the law of international organizations. In 2014 and 2017, Philip was appointed as the UN Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

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Poverty in the UK is violating human rights. What’s next?

Poverty in the UK is violating human rights. What’s next?

Last week, we presented the findings of our investigation into poverty in the United Kingdom to the UN Human Rights Council. Some have asked why the UN Special Rapporteur on poverty would visit the UK, the fifth largest economy in the ...