(HRW) – We write in advance of your upcoming plenary session on the government of the Philippines’ compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). Human Rights Watch has extensively documented violations relating to attacks on education and the recruitment and use of child solders, the right to education, the right to health, and the right to work. This submission relates to Articles 10, 12, 13, and 14 of the ICESCR. It proposes issues and questions that Committee members may wish to raise with the government while reviewing its compliance with these articles.