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Bolivia Immigration Detention

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International migrants (2015): 143,000
New asylum applications (2016): 12

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14,598

Criminal prison population

2016

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
14,5982016
14,7702013
9,4062010
7,6832007
6,4952004
5,5772001
6,1491998
5,4121996


4.1

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2014

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
4.12014
6.82006


130

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

2016

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
1302016
1402013
932010
802007
712004
652001
761998
701996



10,725,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
10,725,0002015


143,000

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
143,0002015


1.3

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
1.32015


761

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
7612016
7752015
7632014


0.07

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2014

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
0.072014


12

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
122016
422014


61.3

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
61.32014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016

International Law Expand all

International treaties Show sources
NameRatification Year
OP ICESCR, Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights2012
OP CRC Communications Procedure2013
CRPD, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2009
ICRMW, International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families2009
ICPED, International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance2008
OPCAT, Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment2006
CTOCTP, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children2006
CAT, Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment1999
CRC, Convention on the Rights of the Child1990
CEDAW, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women1990
CRSSP, Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons1983
ICCPR, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights1982
ICESCR, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights1982
CRSR, Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1982
PCRSR, Protocol to the Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1982
ICERD, International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination1970
VCCR, Vienna Convention on Consular Relations1970
Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  17/19
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
CRC, [Third] Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child establishing a communications procedure, 20112013
ICESCR, Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 20082012
CRPD, Optional Protocol to o the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities2009
CAT, declaration under article 22 of the Convention2006
ICERD, declaration under article 14 of the Convention2006
CEDAW, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 19992000
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 19661982
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
7/9
7/9
Relevant recommendations issued by treaty bodies Show sources
NameRecommendation ExcerptRecommendation Year
Committee on Migrant Workers§31. The Committee recommends that the State party should take the necessary steps to ensure that its consular services respond more effectively to protect and promote the rights of Bolivian migrant workers and members of their families where necessary and that, in particular, they provide the necessary assistance to any of them who are in detention or subject to an expulsion order.2013
Committee on Migrant Workers§26. The Committee recommends that the State party ensures that migrants or members of their families when detained for violation of provisions relating to migration are deprived of their liberty for as short a time as possible and that it take steps to guarantee that they are held separately from convicted persons or persons detained pending trial, in accordance with article 17, paragraph 3, of the Convention. 2008

Regional legal instruments Show sources
NameYear of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
ACHR, American Convention on Human Rights1979
IACPPT, Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture2006
APACHR, Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights2006
CBDP, Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women (Convention of Belem do Para)1994
IACFDP, Inter-American convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons1996

Visits by special procedures of the Human Rights Council Show sources
NameYear of VisitObservation Date
Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance20122015
Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20102017
No2014

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
3,1242014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
1,201,0002015
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
2.72014
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD) Show sources
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in USD)Observation Date
671.82014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
110Medium2015

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
732007

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Additional Resources


Immigration Detention through the Lens of International Human Rights: Lessons from South America – Global Detention Project Working Paper No. 23

Why hasn’t South America witnessed the same growth in immigration detention regimes that has occurred in the rest of the world? This Global Detention Project Working Paper discusses developments across the region through the lens of international human rights standards.

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