UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights works to elucidate the relationship between human rights and poverty. In each calendar year, the Special Rapporteur:

Through these specific outputs, the Special Rapporteur seeks to influence agenda-setting and policy-making at both the national and international levels, and give a higher profile to these issues through contributions to public debate, publications, and advocacy.

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Thematic Areas

Since he was appointed in June 2014, Professor Alston has stressed the importance of relying on a human rights based approach when confronting extreme poverty. The Special Rapporteur has focused on the following thematic areas:

For a more complete archive of news and documents relating to Professor Alston’s period as mandate holder, visit the Center’s searchable Document Center and News Archive.

Recent News
Announcements
June 4, 2019
UN Poverty Expert Receives 50 Submissions for Thematic Report on Digital Technology, Social Protection and Human Rights
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Press Coverage
May 24, 2019
UN Poverty Expert Hits Back Over UK Ministers’ ‘Denial of Facts’
The Guardian
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Press Releases
May 22, 2019
UN Expert Laments UK’s ‘Doubling Down on Failed Anti-Poor Policies’
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Recent Documents
Reports and Briefing Papers
May 22, 2019
UN Special Rapporteur Report on Mission to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Press Releases and Statements
November 16, 2018
UN Special Rapporteur End of Mission Statement on the United Kingdom
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Press Releases and Statements
November 16, 2018
UN Special Rapporteur Press Release on Conclusion of Visit to the United Kingdom
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Philip Alston
CHRGJ Faculty Director and Chair
John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law
UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
Christiaan van Veen
Special Advisor on New Technology and Human Rights to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
Anna Bulman
Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
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