Prof. Philip Alston Appointed New UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
May 8, 2014

CHRGJ Co-chair and Faculty Director Professor Philip Alston was appointed by the Human Rights Council on May 8, 2014 to serve as the next Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights:

“Geneva, 8 May 2014 — The Human Rights Council today appointed 19 human rights experts to serve as United Nations Special Procedure mandate holders tasked with reporting on a wide range of human rights themes and country situations.

At an organizational meeting of the Council held today, Council President Ambassador Baudelaire Ndong Ella (Gabon) announced his decision to appoint the following individuals to serve in these posts recently left vacant by previous mandate holders, with the exception of the newly created mandate on older persons authorized at the Council’s September session…”

Read the full press release here.


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