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UPR Outcomes Philippines
September 22, 2017

U.S. Statement as delivered by Kathryn Keeley

Human Rights Council 36th Session
Geneva, September 22, 2017

The United States welcomes the delegation from the Philippines to the UPR Adoption session.

We welcome the Government’s decision to accept our recommendations related to conducting police operations consistent with the rule of law and international human rights obligations.  We urge the Government to fully implement these measures.

Although we are pleased with the Government of the Philippines’ support for these recommendations, we remain greatly concerned about ongoing reports of extrajudicial killings.   We urge the Government to conduct thorough and transparent investigations into all reports of extrajudicial killings, and to ensure that all investigative and enforcement efforts are conducted in a manner that respect and ensure human rights for all and uphold the rule of law.

We look forward to seeing your progress on implementing the UPR recommendations accepted by the government over the next five years.

Thank you.