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Nigeria Immigration Detention

Quick Facts


International migrants (2015): 1,199,100
New asylum applications (2016): 206

Centres List

No detention centres data available

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68,259

Criminal prison population

2017

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
68,2592017
53,8412013
50,6922011
40,2402008
39,0062005
40,0482002
44,7971999
52,0001996
47,5081992


0.3

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2014

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
0.32014


36

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

2017

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
362017
322013
312011
272008
282005
312002
371999
461996
461992



182,202,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
182,202,0002015


1,199,100

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
1,199,1002015


0.7

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
0.72015


34,738

Refugees

2018

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
34,7382018
1,9222017
1,3472016
1,3952015
1,2392014


0.01

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2016

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
0.012016
0.012014


206

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
2062016
5162014


45.1

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
45.12014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016
02015

Domestic Law Expand all

Legal tradition Show sources
NameObservation Date
Common law2017
Muslim law2017
Customary law2017

Latest Update Show sources
Update StatusObservation Date
Amnesty International has warned about the potential spread of Covid-19 in the country’s overcrowded prisons and detention centres. It highlights the case of Kaduna Prison which although having a capacity of only 473 inmates, as of early April had “1,480 prisoners; while Enugu Maximum Security Prison with capacity for 638, now has 2,077 prisoners.” In Kaduna Prison, two uprisings among inmates on 31 March and 3 April led to the death of 9 prisoners, leaving many injured. Panic related to the pandemic and sanitary conditions led to an escape attempt in Aba prison on 16 May, where one inmate was killed. On 22 April, Nigeria’s President Buhari urged the chief judge to release prison inmates awaiting trial for more than six years, as well as elderly prisoners and those who are terminally ill. He stated that “42 percent of Nigeria's 74,000 or so prisoners were awaiting trial.” On 9 April, the government announced the upcoming release of 2,670 prisoners during the pandemic and on 15 May, the chief justice called for the speed up of the decongestion of custodial centres. However, immigration arrests are still being conducted during the pandemic, according to reports from 1 May.2020

International Law Expand all

International treaties Show sources
NameRatification Year
ICESCR, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights1993
VCCR, Vienna Convention on Consular Relations1968
ICERD, International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination1967
ICCPR, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights1993
CEDAW, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women1985
CAT, Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment2001
CRC, Convention on the Rights of the Child1991
ICRMW, International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families2009
CRPD, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2010
ICPED, International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance2009
CRSR, Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1967
CRSSP, Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons2011
CTOCTP, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children2001
CTOCSP, Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime2001
OPCAT, Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment2009
Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  15/19
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
CEDAW, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 19992004
CRPD, Optional Protocol to o the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities2010
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
2/92017
Relevant recommendations issued by treaty bodies Show sources
NameRecommendation ExcerptRecommendation Year
Committee on Migrant Workers§ 34. The Committee recommends that the State party: […] (b) Ensure that administrative detention is used only as a measure of last resort and that non-custodial alternatives are provided, in line with the Committee’s general comment No. 2 (2013) on the rights of migrant workers in an irregular situation and members of their families; (c) Cease the detention of children on the basis of their or their parents’ immigration status and adopt alternatives to detention that allow children to remain with family members and/or guardians in non-custodial, community-based contexts while their immigration status is being reviewed, in line with the principles of the best interests of the child and the child’s right to family life. 36. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Ensure that all migrant workers and members of their families, particularly those in detention, have recourse to consular support to protect the rights set out in the Convention; […]2007

Regional legal instruments Show sources
NameYear of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
ACHPR, African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights1983
ACRWC, African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child2001
APRW, Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol)2004

Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20092017
No20132017

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
3,2032014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
20,9212014
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
2,476.22014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
152Low2015

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
742007

Country Links

Lsat updated: February 2014

Government Agencies International Organisations NGOs and Research Institutions Media Government Agencies Child, Youth and Family http://www.cyf.govt.nz Department of Corrections http://www.corrections.govt.nz Department of Labour http://www.dol.govt.nz Immigration New Zealand http://www.immigration.govt.nz Refugee Health – Auckland Regional Public Health Service http://www.refugeehealth.govt.nz/ Immigration and Protection Tribunal  http://www.justice.govt.nz/tribunals/immigration-protection-tribunal Statistics New Zealand http://www.stats.govt.nz International Organisations UN High Commissioner for Refugees – New Zealand Country Information http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/page?page=49e488b36 NGOs and Research Institutions Amnesty International http://www.amnesty.org.nz/ Auckland Refugee Council Inc. http://www.aucklandrefugeecouncil.org/ Human Rights Foundation of New Zealand http://www.humanrights.co.nz/ Human Rights Watch http://www.hrw.org/en/asia/new-zealand New Zealand Human Rights Commission http://www.hrc.co.nz New Zealand Red Cross http://www.redcross.org.nz Refugee Council of New Zealand http://www.rc.org.nz/ Refugee Services Aotearoa New Zealand http://www.refugeeservices.org.nz/ Refugees as Survivors New Zealand http://www.rasnz.co.nz Media New Zealand Herald http://www.nzherald.co.nz Otago Daily Times http://www.odt.co.nz The Dominion Post http://www.dompost.co.nz The Press http://www.thepress.co.nz


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