Robin Phillips
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Robin Phillips is the Executive Director of The 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 extensively about human rights, including trafficking in women, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and domestic violence.  She has taught courses on human rights at the University of Minnesota Law School and University of St. Thomas Law School. Robin has organized international conferences and trainings on human rights and NGO development issues. She has conducted fact-finding missions to document human rights violations throughout Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, as well as Nepal and Mexico. She also led delegations to Ghana and Liberia as part of The Advocates work with Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  Prior to Minnesota Advocates, Robin 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.