The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and the Human Rights Law Resource Centre present
Professor Philip Alston
The rise and rise of targeted assassinations, and the implications for international law
Date: Wednesday 19 May 2010
Time: 6 pm to 7 pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 472 Bourke Street, Melbourne
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel 9905 3327
Public Lecture - All Welcome
Philip Alston is UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Special Adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Millennium Development Goals and the John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University. He co-chairs the NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.
Professor Alston's other UN appointments have included stints as a member of the Group of Experts on Darfur appointed in 2007, Chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights from 1991 until 1998 and UNICEF's legal adviser during the drafting of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. He has held appointments at Harvard Law School, the Australian National University and the European University Institute. Professor Alston teaches, researches and publishes primarily in international law and international human rights law. He received degrees in Law and in Economics in Australia and a JSD from Berkeley.