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Nicole Phillips

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor Nicole Phillips is a staff attorney at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and assistant director for Haiti programs at USF’s Center for Law and Global Justice. She regularly provides legal analysis on Haiti's earthquake reconstruction and November 2010 elections to international media, including appearances on CNN, BBC, CBC, Al Jazeera, and KPFA. Phillips serves on the Human Rights Advocates Board of Directors and has appeared before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, U.N. Human Rights Committee, U.N. Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination, and U.N. Commission on the Status of Women on various human rights issues. She is also an advisory board member to the University of California Haiti Initiative. Before joining IJDH, Phillips spent 10 years with Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she served as general counsel to unions and employee benefit trust funds across the country, arbitrated collective bargaining disputes, and managed a caseload in federal and state courts involving labor, employment, health insurance, and environmental regulations.

Phillips' recent publications and reports include "One Year After the Earthquake: Haitians Still Living in Crisis," "Hold New, Open, Fair Elections" in the Miami Herald Tribune, "Haiti’s Novem­ber 28 Elec­tions: Try­ing to Legit­imize the Ille­git­i­mate," and "Facing Man-Made Disaster in Haiti: Failed Policies Leave People With Few Options" in the Houston Chronicle.

Education
  • BA, UC San Diego
  • JD, University of San Francisco
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      "New Law School to Open in Haiti"Caribbean Journal07/09/13
      "Aristide University in Haiti to Create Law School"Associated Press07/08/13
      "400,000 Haitians Still Displaced"MediaGlobal09/07/12
      "Two Years After the Earthquake, Haiti is Trying to Clear Tent Cities"The Washington Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette02/19/12
      "In Haiti, Cautious Hope Around Effort to Find Families New Homes"The Christian Science Monitor01/12/12
      "Haiti's Earthquake Recovery Marred by Forced Evictions, Cholera"Chicago Public Media, WBEZ 91.5 (affiliate of NPR)11/21/11
      "Media Advisory: Congresswoman Wilson Hosts Forums on Haiti--Hill Briefings Cover the Rights of Haiti's Poor and Racial Discrimination in the Dominican Republic"Congressional Documents, 2010 Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.10/26/11
      "The CBC’s Nil Koksal speaks with Nicole Phillips of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (CBC)"Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti07/19/11
      "U.S. Must Stand Up to Unlawful Eviction of Haitans from Displacement Camps"CIP Americas Program Newsletter06/16/11
      "Michel Martelly’s Short Honeymoon"TheFreshOutlook.com05/03/11
      "Voices on the Haitian Elections"PRI's The World04/04/11
      "Nicole Phillips on KPFA Radio discusses March 20 Fraudulent Elections (KPFA Radio)"Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti03/21/11
      Nicole Phillips and Bea Lindstrom Interview on Forced Evictions (Sojourner Truth)Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti03/21/11
      "Haitians Hold Moment of Silence a Year after Quake"CTV News, Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti01/12/11
      "Hold New, Open, Fair Elections"The Miami Herald01/03/11
      "Haiti Election: What’s Next?"CBC Radio Canada, Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti12/07/10
      "Election Results Prevail Amid Protests in Haiti"Globe and Mail11/30/10
      "Haiti Election: The Situation in the Country is Explosive"Haiti Libre, Haitian-Truth.org11/29/10
      "Haiti Election 2010 is Full of Protests from Voters"CoffeeToday11/28/10
      "Haiti Elections Rocked by Fraud Charges and Protests"Reuters, The U.S. Daily11/28/10
      "Nicole Phillips on As It Happens with Carol Off"CBC Radio Canada, Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti11/26/10
      "Nicole Phillips on KPFA’s Flashpoints with Kevin Pina"Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti11/24/10
      Books
        Law Review and Journal Articles
          Book Contributions
            Opinion Pieces and Blog Posts
              Other Publications
                Briefs
                  Court Citation of Research
                    Presentations
                      Testimony and Hearings
                        Written Testimony and Commentary
                          Advisor or Consultant
                            Counsel
                              Symposia Organization
                                Professional Membership
                                  Fellowships
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