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Ghana Immigration Detention

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International migrants (2015): 399,500
New asylum applications (2016): 1,159

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13,068

Criminal prison population

2017

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
13,0682017
14,4162014
13,5072010
13,3352007
11,5812004
10,4442001
8,3641998
7,7271995


6.8

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2017

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
6.82017
4.52009


47

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

2017

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
472017
552014
552010
592007
552004
532001
461998
451995



27,410,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
27,410,0002015


399,500

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
399,5002015


1.5

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
1.52015


11,851

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
11,8512016
17,4062015
18,4502014


0.69

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2014

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
0.692014


1,159

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
1,1592016
1,0432014


96.5

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
96.52014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016
02015

International Law Expand all

Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  12/19
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 19662000
CAT, declaration under article 22 of the Convention2000
CRPD, Optional Protocol to o the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities2012
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
3/82017
Relevant recommendations issued by treaty bodies Show sources
NameRecommendation ExcerptRecommendation Year
Committee on Migrant Workers"the committee recalls that administrative detention should only be used as a last resort, and recommends that the state party consider alternatives to administrative detention. it further recommends that the state party: (a) include in its second periodic report detailed disaggregated information on the number of migrant workers detained for immigration offences and the place, average duration and conditions of their detention; (b) ensure that migrant workers detained for violations of immigration law are held in special facilities, separately from ordinary prisoners; (c) provide updated information, including disaggregated statistics, on the numbers of expulsions as well as the procedures used; (d) ensure that the minimum guarantees enshrined in the convention are assured with regard to criminal or administrative charges against migrant workers and members of their families."2014

Regional legal instruments Show sources
NameYear of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
ACHPR, African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights1989
ACRWC, African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child2005
APRW, Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol)2007

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

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
1,4412014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
1262014
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
1,116.42014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
140Medium2016

Pew Global Attitudes Poll on Immigration Show sources
% who agree with the statement “We should restrict and control entry of people into our country more than we do now.”Observation Date
712007

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