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Human Rights, Civil Rights and the USA PATRIOT Act I & II

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. and
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
are pleased to announce the next lecture in our

Human Rights and National Security Speaker Series

Human Rights, Civil Rights and the USA PATRIOT Act I & II

presented by

Peter Erlinder & Robin Phillips

Thursday, October 16, 12:00-1:00 P.M.


Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
4000 Pillsbury Center
200 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN

This presentation will examine the human rights and civil rights implications of PATRIOT Act I and II, as well as related advocacy issues on an international and national level. The repercussions of PATRIOT Act have not only impacted the United States, but other countries throughout the world. Since 9/11, eighty other nations have passed national security laws with provisions similar to PATRIOT Act I. Complimentary lunch will be provided to those who have pre-registered. Application for one CLE credit will be made.

Biographical Information

Peter Erlinder is a professor at William Mitchell School of Law, where he teaches constitutional criminal procedure, criminal law, and civil procedure. He is a frequent litigator or consultant, often pro bono, in cases involving the death penalty, civil rights, claims of government and police misconduct, and criminal defense of political activists. He is also a frequent news commentator.

Robin Phillips is an attorney and is the Executive Director of Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. She previously served as the Deputy Director and the Director of the Women’s Human Rights Program at Minnesota Advocates. Robin has written on a variety of topics related to women’s human rights including trafficking in women, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and domestic violence. Prior to Minnesota Advocates, Phillips practiced law with the firm of Briggs and Morgan in St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1988 and received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University in 1985.

This human rights speaker series will be held on the third Thursday of each month throughout 2003. Lectures are free and open to the public (registration required).

For more information, please contact Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. You may find directions to Fredrikson & Byron at:

Please R.S.V.P. to Rose Park at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
by noon on Tuesday, October 14th.

Phone: (612) 341-3302 ext. 106 Email: [email protected]


(Human Rights, Civil Rights and the USA PATRIOT Act I & II)