Inaugural Lecture in Economic and Social Rights


On April 5th 2013, the Human Rights Institute sponsored an inaugural lecture in Economic and Social Rights.

The speaker was Philip G. Alston is the John Norton Pomeroy Professor at NYU Law School and chair of its Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.

His talk was titled: “Forging Economic and Social Rights: Why Institutions Matter”

If you missed his talk live, you can watch a recording of it here.

Dr. Alston 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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