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The Center for Reproductive Rights together with partners and civil society groups working in the Philippines prepared a submission to provide supplemental information for the List of Issues (LoIs) for the Republic of the Philippines on its fifth periodic report for the consideration of the Human Rights Committee (the Committee) in its 128th session on March 2-27, 2020. The submission provides independent information since the Committee’s last periodic review of the state party in 2012 on the status of reproductive health and rights in the Philippines as protected by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). It discusses the continuing legal restrictions and regressive steps on women’s and girls’ access to reproductive health care information and services specifically on (1) safe and legal abortion including post-abortion care, and the (2) full range of contraceptives including emergency contraceptives which result in grave violations of the state party’s obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill the rights to life, liberty and security, equality and non-discrimination, privacy, to found a family, to be free from torture and ill-treatment, and to effective remedy for violations of rights under Articles 2, 3, 6, 7, 17, 23 of the ICCPR.

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