Inaugural lecture in Economic and Social Rights
'Forging Economic and Social Rights: Why Institutions Matter'
By Dr. Phillip G. Alston
Friday, April 05, 2013
5pm - 7pm
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium
The Human Rights Institute presents the inaugural lecture in Economic and Social Rights.
Reception to follow
Philip G. Alston is the John Norton Pomeroy Professor at NYU Law School and chair of its Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. He has taught at Harvard Law School, the Australian National University, and the European University Institute and was editor in chief of the European Journal of International Law. At the United Nations he has been Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions (2004-10); Chairperson of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1991-98); Adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Millennium Development Goals (2002-08); and principal legal adviser to UNICEF in drafting the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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