Cape Verde

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Immigration detainees

2019

Not Available

Detained children

2017

Overview

Types of facilities used for migration-related detention
Administrative Ad Hoc Criminal Unknown
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DETENTION, EXPULSION, AND INCARCERATION STATISTICS

Total number of immigration detainees by year
Not Available
2019
Total number of detained minors
Not Available
2017
Criminal prison population
1,569
2016
1,348
2012
1,300
2009
755
1999
624
1997
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
306
2016
267
2012
264
2009
174
1999
150
1997

DEMOGRAPHICS AND IMMIGRATION-RELATED STATISTICS

Population
521,000
2015
International migrants
14,900
2015
International migrants as a percentage of the population
2.9
2015
Refugees
0
2016
Stateless persons
115
2016
115
2015

SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)
3,641
2014
Remittances to the country
188
2014
Unemployment Rate
2014
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD)
230
2014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)
122 (Medium)
2015

DOMESTIC LAWS AND POLICIES

Legal tradition
Civil law
2017

INTERNATIONAL LAW

Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
Ratio: 14/19
Individual complaints procedure
Acceptance Year
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 2000
2000
CEDAW, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 1999 2011
2011
ICESCR, Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 2008 2013
2013
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted
Observation Date
3/8
2017
Relevant recommendations issued by treaty bodies
Recommendation Year
Committee against Torture 35. The State party should: (a) Revise and develop mandatory and continuous training programmes, with the support of the National Commission for Human Rights and Citizenship, to ensure that all public officials, in particular law enforcement and military personnel, prison staff and medical and other personnel involved with detainees and asylum seekers, are well acquainted with the provisions of the Convention and the Optional Protocol thereto; [...] 2017
2017
Committee on Migrant Workers "31.the committee recommends that the state party ensure that migrant workers and members of their families have access to legal aid and consular services and that the minimum guarantees enshrined in the convention are assured with regard to criminal or administrative procedures, in full compliance with articles 16 and 17 of the convention. the committee also recommends that the state party promote alternatives to detention for migrant workers and members of their families. the committee further recommends that the state party provide detailed information on the number of migrants arrested, detained and expelled for immigration-related infractions, as well as the reasons for the detention and expulsion of these migrant workers." 2015
2015
Regional legal instruments
Year of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
ACHPR, African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights 1987
1987
ACRWC, African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child 1993
1993
APRW, Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) 2005
2005
Bilateral/multilateral agreements linked to readmission
Year in Force
Observation Date
EU 2014
2014
2017
Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review
Observation Date
No 2009
2017
No 2013
2017

INSTITUTIONAL INDICATORS