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Robin Phillips

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Robin Phillips is the Executive Director of Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights.  She formerly served as the Director of the Women's Human Rights Program and the Deputy Director of the organization.  She has written on a variety of topics related to women's human rights including trafficking in women, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and domestic violence.  She has taught a course on women's international human rights at the University of Minnesota Law School.  Ms. Phillips has conducted fact-finding missions to document human rights violations in Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Macedonia, Poland, Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.  She has organized international conferences and trainings on human rights and NGO development issues.  She also helped lead Minnesota Advocates' delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in September 1995.  Prior to Minnesota Advocates, Ms. Phillips practiced law with the firm of Briggs and Morgan in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She received her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University.