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Robin Phillips
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, MinnesotaShe received her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University.

Publications:

Garnett McKenzie, Michele, Rosalyn Park, Robin Phillips, Laura Provinzino, and Laura Young. Human Rights in Ethiopia: Through the Eyes of the Oromo Diaspora. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2009.
 
 
Bortel, Angela, Mary Ellingen, Mary Ellison, Robin Phillips, and Cheryl Thomas. Sex Trafficking Needs Assessment for the State of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, September 2008.
 
Ellingen, Mary, Rosalyn Park, Robin Phillips, Cheryl Thomas, and Genoveva Tisheva. Implementation of the Bulgarian Law on Protection Against Domestic Violence: A Human Rights Report. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, March 2008.
 
Beutz, Molly, Aviva Breen, Mary Ellingen, Robin Phillips, Christine Tefft, and Cheryl Thomas. The Government Response to Domestic Violence Against Refugee and Immigrant Women in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area: A Human Rights Report. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2004.
 
Aberg, Kristina, Johanna Bond, Anne Daughtery-Leiter, Jean Norton, Robin Phillips, and Rachel Taylor. Domestic Violence in Poland. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2002.
 
Robin Phillips et al. Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in Poland. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2002.**
 
Kunst, Diane, Robin Phillips, and Malinda Schmiechen. Domestic Violence in Moldova. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2002.
 
Banwell, Suzanna, Erin Barclay, Elisabeth Duban, and Robin Phillips. Domestic Violence in Ukraine. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2000.
 
Banwell, Suzanna, Robin Phillips, and Malinda Schmiechen. Trafficking in Women: Moldova and Ukraine. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2000.
 
Cooper, Belinda, Elisabeth Duban, and Robin Phillips. Domestic Violence in Armenia. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2000.
 
Cooper, Belinda, Elisabeth Duban, and Robin Phillips. Domestic Violence in Uzbekistan. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2000.
 
Bond, Johanna, and Robin Phillips. “Violence Against Women as a Human Rights Abuse.” Sourcebook on Violence Against Women. Sage Publications, 2000.
 
Phillips, Robin. Sexual Harassment: Facts and Laws, Women and International Human Rights Law, Transnational Publishers, Inc., 1999.
 
Johnson, Rachel and Robin Phillips. Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in Bulgaria. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 1999.
 
Brooks, Karen, Robin Phillips, and Susannah Pollvogt. Domestic Violence in Macedonia. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 1998.
 
Bruch, Elizabeth and Robin Phillips. Domestic Violence in Albania. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 1996.
 
Bruch, Elizabeth, Robin Phillips, Anne Taylor, and Cheryl Thomas. Lifting the Last Curtain: A Report on Domestic Violence in Romania. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 1995.
 
* Dulce Foster, Dianne Heins, Mark Kalla, Michele Garnett McKenzie, James O'Neal, Rosalyn Park, Robin Phillips, Jennifer Prestholdt, Ahmed K. Sirleaf II, Laura A. Young. A House with Two Rooms: Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia Diaspora Project. St Paul, MN:DRI Press, 2009.
 
** Bond, Johanna, Mary Ellingen, Sameera Hafiz, Marlene Kayser, Robin Phillips, Meredith Rathbone, Malinda Schmiechen, Susan Strauss, and Anna Walkowska. Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in Poland. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2002.