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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mike Brehm, MCHR Intern, Works to Ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Midwest Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) is proud to have Mike Brehm as their summer Upper Midwest Fellow. Mike just finished his first year at the University of Minnesota Law School and hopes to pursue a career in international law.

Mike became interested in the field of human rights after taking one of Professor Weissbrodt's courses in the fall of 2008 and was able to attend the Asylum Law Project's (ALP) trip to Arizona in January of 2009. ALP provides for first year law students to volunteer over their winter or spring breaks to work with non profit organizations to represent immigrant and asylum seekers.

Mike will be attending the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Symposium in Washington D.C. from June 1st -2nd, to begin his work in advocating for the ratification of the CRC. Through research and networking, Mike will be working to involve MCHR in the national movement for the ratification of the CRC.

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