Quick Facts: Egypt

Number of immigration detainees: unknown (2014)

Estimated number of Criminal facilities: 57 (2014)

Number of minors detained: unknown (2014)

Number of asylum seekers detained: unknown (2014)

Total estimated immigration detention capacity: unknown (2014)

Number of dedicated long-term immigration detention centres: 0 (2014)

Number of ad-hoc facilities: 1 (2014)

Maximum length of detention in law: No limit (2013)

Average length of detention: unknown (2014)

Number of persons expelled: unknown (2011)

Estimated undocumented population: 500,000 to 4 million (2012)

Number of new asylum applications: 6,667 (2012)

Number of international migrants: 297,000 (2013)

International migrants as a percentage of total population: 0.4 percent (2013)

Immigration detainees as a percentage of total international migrant population: unknown (2013)

 

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Last updated: October 2014

Egypt Detention Profile

Map of "In Use" Detention Sites

For more detailed information, see the complete List of Detention Sites.

 

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Sources
(This is only a partial list. More detailed information is available upon request.)

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  • Amnesty International (AI). 2009. Eritrea: Sent Home to Detention and Torture. Amnesty International. AFR 64/002/2009. May 2009. http://api.ning.com/files/PswCn84NetJNEVC73PY7uPeC2oBjqNJWF8r2FJHfsxy93pjaRTu5GSvP9DNKZDQvNrzdbTpz2w2BhfGEeHmkFgJ0QmPUnQIe/EritreaDevolucinDetencinyTortura.pdf (accessed on 27 July 2010).
  • Bustamante, J. 2010. Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Jorge A. Bustamante. Addendum Communications sent to Governments and replies received. Human Rights Council. 22 May 2010.
  • Equal Rights Trust (ERT). 2010. Unravelling Anomaly, Detention, Discrimination and the Protection Needs of Stateless Persons. London. July 2010. http://www.equalrightstrust.org/ertdocumentbank/UNRAVELLING%20ANOMALY%20small%20file.pdf (accessed 2 August 2010).
  • Grindell, Richard. 2003. A Study Refugees' Experiences of Detention in Egypt. American University. The Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies. http://idcoalition.org/egypt-report-detention-conditions/ (accessed 24 June 2010).
  • Human Rights Watch. 2009. Service for Life: State Repression and Indefinite Conscription in Eritrea. HRW. 16 April 2006. http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2009/04/15/service-life-0.
  • Human Rights Watch (HRW). 2008. Sinai Perils, Risks to Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Egypt and Israel. 12 November 2008. http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2008/11/12/sinai-perils (accessed 10 July 2010).
  • Human Rights Watch (HRW). 2013b. “Egypt: Syria Refugees Detained, Coerced to Return.” Human Rights Watch. 11 November 2013. www.hrw.org/news/2013/11/10/egypt-syria-refugees-detained-coerced-return
  • Human Rights Watch (HRW).  2014a. “World Report 2014.”  Human Rights Watch.  January 2014. https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2014/country-chapters/egypt?page=3 (accessed 4 February 2014).
  • Human Rights Watch (HRW).  2014b. ““I Wanted to Lie Down and Die” - Trafficking and Torture of Eritreans in Sudan and Egypt.” Human Rights Watch. February 2014. www.hrw.org/reports/2014/02/11/i-wanted-lie-down-and-die-0 (accessed 12 February 2014).
  • Malek, Dalia. 2008. Exposing the Protection Gap: Detention as Perpetuating Refoulement in Egypt. American University. The Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies. http://www.aucegypt.edu/ResearchatAUC/rc/cmrs/Documents/Exposing%20the%20protection%20gap.pdf (accessed 24 June 2010).
  • Nowak, Manfred. 2010. Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Manfred Nowak. United Nations Human Rights Council. A/HRC/13/39/Add.1. 25 February 2010.
  • Undisclosed source. 2010. Email communication between representative of NGO and Cecilia Cannon (Global Detention Project). 31 March 2010. (Source asked to remain anonymous).
  • Undisclosed source. 2011a. Information provided to Global Detention Project from a representative of a non governmental organization. 6 March 2011. (Source asked to remain anonymous).
  • Undisclosed source. 2011b. Email communication between representative of a non governmental organization and Cecilia Cannon (Global Detention Project). 10 March 2011. (Source asked to remain anonymous).
  • Undisclosed source. 2011c. Information provided to Global Detention Project from a representative of a non governmental organization. 21 March 2011. (Source asked to remain anonymous).
  • Undisclosed source. 2011d. Information provided to Global Detention Project from a representative of a non governmental organization. 12 April 2011. (Source asked to remain anonymous).
  • Undisclosed source. 2012. Email communication between representative of a non-governmental organization and Michael Flynn. (Global Detention Project). December 2012. (Source asked to remain anonymous).
  • Undisclosed source. 2014a. Email communication between representative of a non-governmental organization and Michael Flynn. (Global Detention Project). 7 October 2014. (Source asked to remain anonymous).
  • Undisclosed source. 2014b. Email communication between representative of a non-governmental organization and Michael Flynn. (Global Detention Project). 12 October 2014. (Source asked to remain anonymous).