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Philippines Immigration Detention

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International migrants (2015): 211,900
New asylum applications (2016): 105

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142,168

Criminal prison population

2016

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
142,1682016
108,3052012
102,2672009
89,6392005
67,7982002
70,3831999
35,8641993


0.4

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2016

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
0.42016


140

Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)

2016

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
1402016
1112012
1112009
1082005
862002
941999
551993



100,699,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
100,699,0002015


211,900

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
211,9002015


0.2

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
0.22015


642

Refugees

2018

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
6422018
5222017
3822016
2692015
2222014


105

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
1052016
902014


1,068

Stateless persons

2018

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
1,0682018
2,6782017
4,6362016
8,6192015

Domestic Law Expand all

Legal tradition Show sources
NameObservation Date
Common law2017
Civil law2017

Latest Update Show sources
Update StatusObservation Date
As of mid-May, the Philippines had nearly 12,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 800 deaths. Since March 15, the Metro Manila region of the country has been subject to a lockdown, including a ban on entry and exit by land, domestic air, and domestic sea, and mandatory home quarantine and social distancing. Restrictions have also been introduced in other regions of the country. The Duterte administration has come under fire from human rights organisations for sanctioning the use of lethal force by the police and security forces to enforce the lockdown, which has resulted in multiple killings and tens of thousands of arrests. The Philippines is notorious for its overcrowded jails and prisons. On April 17, 9 inmates and 9 prison employees at the Quezon City jail tested positive for COVID-19. On April 21, 18 inmates and one worker in the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong were reported to be infected with COVID-19 after coming into contact with a sick inmate. Following those incidents in correctional facilities and prisons, on April 22, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said that it would move to “decongest its detention center in Bicutan, Taguig City to reduce the risk of COVID-19 outbreak among the foreigners confined in the facility.” It stated that “overcrowding in the facility exposes both the inmates and their guards to the risk of getting infected with the virus.” The Commissioner of the Bureau, Jaime Morente, “ordered the bureau’s legal division and other concerned offices to speed up the resolution of deportation cases against foreigners presently detained at the BI Warden Facility (BIWF) in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan.” He also said that the BI “might consider granting bail and release via recognizance for aliens who cannot be deported yet due to pending court cases.” The same press release noted that BIWF had identified high-risk detainees within the facility, including three pregnant women. Two of these women were released on bail and one was deported. Regarding conditions in the facility, the press release stated: “Morente previously ordered the creation of a BI-Covid Task Force that would ensure all employees, as well as wards, receive appropriate medical response and Covid-related concerns are properly addressed… To ensure sanitized premises, all wards were advised to always take a bath, and are not allowed to enter common facilities without properly sanitizing themselves. They were likewise informed of DOH protocols in proper handwashing and sanitizing.” No visitors are allowed to enter BIWF. The Philippine National Police has been tapped to assist in securing the facility’s premises.2020

International Law Expand all

International treaties Show sources
NameRatification Year
OPCAT, Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment2012
CRSSP, Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons2011
CRPD, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2008
CTOCTP, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children2002
CTOCSP, Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime2002
ICRMW, International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families1995
CRC, Convention on the Rights of the Child1990
ICCPR, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights1986
CAT, Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment1986
CEDAW, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women1981
CRSR, Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1981
PCRSR, Protocol to the Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1981
ICESCR, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights1974
ICERD, International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination1967
VCCR, Vienna Convention on Consular Relations1965
Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  15/19
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 19661989
CEDAW, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 19992003
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
2/72017

Regional legal instruments Show sources
NameYear of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
ASEAN CATPWC Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children2017

Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20082017
No20122017
No20172017

Institutions Expand all

Custodial authority Show sources
AgencyMinistryMinistry TypologyObservation Date
Bureau of ImmigrationDepartment of JusticeJustice2006
Bureau of ImmigrationDepartment of JusticeJustice2004

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
2,8722014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
28,403,5002015
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
2014
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD) Show sources
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in USD)Observation Date
675.72014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
115Medium2015

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