Sexual Violence as a Medico-Legal Issue: An Overview of International and Philippine National Laws

  • Women's Legal Bureau, Inc.


This article is a product of a research that identifies the pertinent existing Philippine laws and policies related to sexual violence in the country. It examines the effect of medical responses and interventions to the administration of justice. It also identifies and examines the gaps and problems in the Philippine medical-legal system. A brief discussion on international human rights treaties to which the Philippines is a state signatory is provided as a backgrounder.