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Malawi Immigration Detention

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International migrants (2015): 215,200
New asylum applications (2016): 17,028

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14,018

Criminal prison population

2016

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
14,0182016
12,2362012
11,6722010
10,8302007
9,2202004
7,9202001
6,5051998
4,8861996
4,6851993


0.2

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2014

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
0.22014
12009


79

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

2016

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
792016
772010
782007
742004
682001
611998
481996
481993



17,215,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
17,215,0002015


215,200

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
215,2002015


1.2

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
1.22015


9,386

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
9,3862016
9,0192015
5,8742014


0.35

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2014

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
0.352014


17,028

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
17,0282016
3,8772014


100

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
1002014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016
02015

Domestic Law Expand all

Legal tradition Show sources
NameObservation Date
Common law2017
Customary law2017

Core pieces of national legislation Show sources
NameYear AdoptedLast Year Amended
Immigration Act

Does the country provide specific criminal penalties for immigration-related violations? Show sources
FinesIncarcerationObservation Date
NoYes2018

International Law Expand all

Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  12/16
International treaty reservations Show sources
NameReservation YearObservation Date
CRSR Article 2219872017
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 19661996
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
1/72017

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 Child1999
APRW, Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol)2005

Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20112017
No20152017

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
2552014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
292014
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
7.52014
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD) Show sources
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in USD)Observation Date
930.22014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
173Low2015

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