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Algeria Immigration Detention

Quick Facts


International migrants (2017): 249,000
New asylum applications (2016): 1,963

Centres List

No detention centres data available

Statistics Expand all



61,000

Criminal prison population

2014

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
61,0002014
58,0002010
55,1192007
44,2312004
34,2432001
36,9051998
35,7371996


3.2

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2014

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
3.22014
1.72008


155

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

2014

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
1552014
1642010
1612007
1362004
1102001
1231998
1241996



41,318,140

Population

2017

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
41,318,1402017
39,667,0002015


249,000

International migrants

2017

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
249,0002017
242,4002015


0.6

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2017

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
0.62017
0.62015


21,073 - 100,000

Estimated number of undocumented migrants

2016

  • Estimated number of undocumented migrants
NumberObservation Date
21,073 - 100,0002016


94,258

Refugees

2017

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
94,2582017
94,2202016
94,1822015
94,1282014


2.42

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2014

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
2.422014


1,963

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
1,9632016
292014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016
02015

Domestic Law Expand all

Legal tradition Show sources
NameObservation Date
Muslim law2017
Civil law2017

Constitutional guarantees? Show sources
NameConstitution and ArticlesYear AdoptedLast Year Amended
YesConstitution de la République Algérienne Démocratique et Populaire, Article 59, Mars 201619962016
Core pieces of national legislation Show sources
NameYear AdoptedLast Year Amended
Loi n° 08-11 du 21 Joumada Ethania 1429 correspondant au 25 juin 2008 relative aux conditions d'entrée, de séjour et de circulation des étrangers en Algérie2008
Additional legislation Show sources
NameYear AdoptedLast Year Amended
Code Pénal (promulgué par l'Ordonnance n° 66-156 du 18 Safar 1386 correspondant au 8 juin 1966)1996
Regulations, standards, guidelines Show sources
NameYear Published
Décret n° 1963-274 du 1963 fixant les modalités d'application de la Convention de Genève du 28 juillet 1951 relative au statut des Réfugiés1963

Does the country provide specific criminal penalties for immigration-related violations? Show sources
FinesIncarcerationObservation Date
YesYes2017
Grounds for criminal immigration-related detention/incarceration and maximum potential duration of incarceration Show sources
Grounds for IncarcerationMaximum Number of Days of IncarcerationObservation Date
Unauthorized entry7302017
Unauthorized re-entry18252017
Unauthorized exit1832017
Unauthorised stay18252017
Has the country decriminalized immigration-related violations? Show sources
Has the country decriminalized immigration-related violations?Observation Date
No2017

Types of non-custodial measures Show sources
NameIn LawIn PracticeObservation Date
Home detention (curfew)YesYes

International Law Expand all

Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  13/19
International treaty reservations Show sources
NameReservation YearObservation Date
ICESCR Article 1319892017
CRC Article 1419932017
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 19661989
ICERD, declaration under article 14 of the Convention1989
CAT, declaration under article 22 of the Convention1989
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
3/82017
Relevant recommendations issued by treaty bodies Show sources
NameRecommendation ExcerptRecommendation Year
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women45 (a) ensure that refugees and asylum-seekers, in particular women and girls, are not penalized for illegal entry and stay in the country , that detention of asylum-seekers is only used as a last resort where necessary and for as short period as possible , and that safeguards against refoulement are fully implemented; and develop cooperation mechanisms with unhcr to identify persons in need of international protection;2012
Committee on Migrant Workers"take steps to ensure that the detention of migrant workers in an irregular situation is only a measure of last resort and that, in all circumstances, such detention is carried out in conformity with articles 16 and 17 of the convention."2010

Regional legal instruments Show sources
NameYear of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
ACHPR, African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights1987
ACRWC, African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child2003

Bilateral/multilateral agreements linked to readmission Show sources
NameYear in ForceObservation Date
Spain20042017
Italy20062017
Switzerland20072017
United Kingdom20072017
Germany20062017

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

Institutions Expand all

Federal or centralized governing system Show sources
Federal or centralized governing systemObservation Date
Centralized system2017

Custodial authority Show sources
AgencyMinistryMinistry TypologyObservation Date
Ministre de l'Intérieur et des Collectivités LocalesInterior or Home Affairs2017
Types of detention facilities used in practice Show sources
Immigration detention centre (Administrative)Immigration field office (Administrative)Transit centre (Administrative)Reception centre (Administrative)Offshore detention centre (Administrative)Hospital (Administrative)Border guard (Administrative)Police station (Criminal)National penitentiary (Criminal)Local prison (Criminal)Juvenile detention centre (Criminal)Informal camp (Ad hoc)Immigration detention centre (Ad hoc)Surge facility (Ad hoc)Observation Date
Yes2016

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
4,123.392017
5,4842014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
2,019,9002015
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
10.132017
9.52014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
85High2017
83High2015

World Bank Rule of Law Index Show sources
Percentile rank among all countries (ranges from 0 (lowest) to 100 (highest) rank)Estimate of governance (ranges from approximately -2.5 (weak) to 2.5 (strong) )Observation Date
19-0.862017

Country Links

Government Agencies

Ministry of Interior (French), http://www.interieur.gov.dz/index.php/fr/

International Organisations

UNHCR Algeria Country Page,  http://reporting.unhcr.org/node/7039#_ga=1.250451142.1574793458.1466088472

IOM Algeria Country Page, http://www.iom.int/countries/algeria

Media

Algeria Press Service, http://www.aps.dz/en/


Additional Resources


March 2018 Newsletter

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Joint Submission to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers: Algeria

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Submission to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers: Algeria

Global Detention Project Submission to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) 26th Session (3-13 April 2017) Algeria Geneva, March 2017     Issues concerning immigration detention The Global Detention Project (GDP) welcomes the opportunity to provide information relevant to the list of issues relating to the second periodic report of Algeria (CMW/C/DZA/2) with respect […]

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