Any objective observer has to conclude that the police would be prime suspectsActivists' slayings prompt call for probe Mar 07, 2009
In Rio de Janeiro, the police kill three people everydayU.N. official calls Brazil cops murderers Sep 15, 2008
While on duty, they fight the drug gangs, but on their days off, they work as foot soldiers of organized crimeU.N. official calls Brazil cops murderers Sep 15, 2008
In Rio de Janeiro, the police kill three people every dayReport: Brazil's police committing murder Sep 15, 2008
In terms of the first problem, there are indeed circumstances in which targeted killings may be legalU.N. official weighs in on drone strikes Jun 02, 2010
Philip G. Alston is a prominent international law scholar and human rights practitioner. He is John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and co-Chair of the law school's Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. In human rights law, Alston has held a range of senior UN appointments for well over two decades, including, since 2004, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
Alston graduated from the University of Melbourne and from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.
His brother is the former Australian federal Cabinet minister and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Richard Alston.