Namibia

Not Available

Immigration detainees

2019

Not Available

Detained children

2017

1,156

New asylum applications

2019

3,182

Refugees

2019

107,561

International migrants

2019

Overview

Types of facilities used for migration-related detention
Administrative Ad Hoc Criminal Unknown
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IMMIGRATION AND DETENTION-RELATED STATISTICS

Total number of immigration detainees by year
Not Available
2019
Total number of detained minors
Not Available
2017
Criminal prison population
3,742
2016
4,314
2011
4,251
2010
4,064
2007
4,442
2004
4,727
2001
4,381
1998
3,555
1995
2,711
1992
Percentage of foreign prisoners
5.5
2001
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
149
2016
184
2011
185
2010
188
2007
218
2004
244
2001
239
1998
212
1995
176
1992
Population
2,500,000
2020
2,459,000
2015
International migrants
107,561
2019
93,900
2015
International migrants as a percentage of the population
3.8
2015
Refugees
3,182
2019
2,400
2018
2,189
2017
1,747
2016
1,737
2015
1,767
2014
Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
0.7
2016
0.74
2014
Total number of new asylum applications
1,156
2019
548
2016
205
2014
Refugee recognition rate
100
2014
Stateless persons
0
2016
0
2015

SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)
5,408
2014
Remittances to the country
11
2014
Unemployment Rate
2014
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD)
226.6
2014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)
126 (Medium)
2015

DOMESTIC LAWS AND POLICIES

Legal tradition
Common law
2017
Customary law
2017

INTERNATIONAL LAW

Individual complaints procedure
Acceptance Year
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 1994
1994
CEDAW, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 1999 2000
2000
CRPD, Optional Protocol to o the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2007
2007
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted
Observation Date
3/7
2017
Regional legal instruments
Year of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
ACHPR, African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights 1992
1992
ACRWC, African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child 2004
2004
APRW, Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) 2004
2004
Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review
Observation Date
No 2011
2017
No 2016
2017

INSTITUTIONAL INDICATORS