executions in the world:

In 2024


2000 to present



  • Abolitionist
  • retentionist
  • De facto abolitionist
  • Moratorium on executions
  • Abolitionist for ordinary crimes
  • Committed to abolishing the death penalty


government: presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 11 February 1987; never amended
legal system: mixed legal system of civil, common, Islamic (sharia), and customary law; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
legislative system: bicameral Congress (Kongreso) consists of the Senate (Senado) and the House of Representatives (Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan)
judicial system: Supreme Court (consists of a chief justice and 14 associate justices); Court of Appeals; Sandiganbayan (special court for corruption cases of government officials); Court of Tax Appeals; regional, metropolitan, and municipal trial courts; sharia courts
religion: Roman Catholic 79.5%, Muslim 6%, Iglesia ni Cristo 2.6%, Evangelical 2.4%, National Council of Churches in the Philippines 1.1%, other 7.4%, none <0.1% (2015 est.)
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania