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Brazil Immigration Detention

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International migrants (2015): 713,600
New asylum applications (2016): 10,220

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659,020

Criminal prison population

2017

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
659,0202017
548,0032012
496,2512010
422,5902007
336,3582004
233,8592001
170,6021997
148,7601995
114,3771992


0.4

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2014

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
0.42014
0.72012


319

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

2017

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
3192017
2742012
2532010
2202007
1832005
1332001
1021997
921995
741992



207,848,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
207,848,0002015


713,600

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
713,6002015


0.3

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
0.32015


9,634

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
9,6342016
8,7072015
7,4902014


0.04

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2014

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
0.042014


10,220

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
10,2202016
8,9502014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016
22015

International Law Expand all

International treaties Show sources
NameRatification Year
OP CRC Communications Procedure2017
ICPED, International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance2010
CRPD, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2008
OPCAT, Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment2007
CTOCSP, Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime2004
CTOCTP, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children2004
CRSSP, Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons1996
ICCPR, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights1992
ICESCR, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights1992
CRC, Convention on the Rights of the Child1990
CAT, Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment1989
CEDAW, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women1984
PCRSR, Protocol to the Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1972
ICERD, International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination1968
VCCR, Vienna Convention on Consular Relations1967
CRSR, Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1960
Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  16/19
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 19662009
CRPD, Optional Protocol to o the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities2008
CAT, declaration under article 22 of the Convention2006
CEDAW, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 19992002
ICERD, declaration under article 14 of the Convention2002
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
5/8
5/8

Regional legal instruments Show sources
NameYear of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
ACHR, American Convention on Human Rights1992
IACPPT, Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture1989
APACHR, Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights1996
CBDP, Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women (Convention of Belem do Para)1995
IACFDP, Inter-American convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons2013

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 intolerance19952015
Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment20002015
Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography20032015
Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions20032015
Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance20052015
Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions20072015
Working Group on arbitrary detention20132015
Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery20102015
Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20082017
No20172017
No2012

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
11,3842014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
2,427,0002015
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
2014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
75High2015

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
722007

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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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