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Chile Immigration Detention

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International migrants (2015): 469,400
New asylum applications (2016): 2,277

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42,819

Criminal prison population

2017

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
42,8192017
43,9792013
53,4102010
46,8252007
36,3742004
33,6202001
26,8711998
22,0231995
20,9891992


3.4

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2012

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
3.42012


237

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

2017

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
2372017
2492013
3132010
2822007
2262004
2162001
1791998
1531995
1541992



17,948,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
17,948,0002015


469,400

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
469,4002015


2.6

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
2.62015


1,716

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
1,7162016
1,8492015
1,7732014


0.1

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2014

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
0.12014


2,277

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
2,2772016
2822014


18.5

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
18.52014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016

Domestic Law Expand all

Legal tradition Show sources
NameObservation Date
Civil law2017

Provision of basic procedural standards Show sources
NameIn LawIn PracticeObservation Date
Access to consular assistanceYes2016

International Law Expand all

International treaties Show sources
NameRatification Year
OP CRC Communications Procedure2015
ICPED, International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance2009
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 Punishment2008
ICRMW, International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families2005
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
CRC, Convention on the Rights of the Child1990
CEDAW, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women1989
CAT, Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment1988
ICCPR, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights1972
ICESCR, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights1972
CRSR, Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1972
PCRSR, Protocol to the Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1972
ICERD, International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination1971
VCCR, Vienna Convention on Consular Relations1968
Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  16/19
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
ICPED, International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, declaration under article 312009
CRPD, Optional Protocol to o the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities2008
CAT, declaration under article 22 of the Convention2004
ICERD, declaration under article 14 of the Convention1994
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 19661992
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
5/9
5/9
Relevant recommendations issued by treaty bodies Show sources
NameRecommendation ExcerptRecommendation Year
Committee on Migrant Workers

§27. The Committee recommends that the State party:

(a)Provide detailed information in its next periodic report on the number of migrants held in custody for violations of migration laws, as well as on the conditions and length of their detention;

(b)Ensure that the conditions of detention in migrant holding centres are in accordance with international standards.

2011

Regional legal instruments Show sources
NameYear of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
CBDP, Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women (Convention of Belem do Para)1996
IACFDP, Inter-American convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons2010
ACHR, American Convention on Human Rights1990
IACPPT, Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture1988
Regional treaty reservations Show sources
NameReservation Year
IACPPT Article 81988

Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20092017
Yes2014

Institutions Expand all

Custodial authority Show sources
AgencyMinistryMinistry TypologyObservation Date
Gendarmeria Nacional De ChileDefence2013
Gendarmeria Nacional De ChileInternal or Public Security2013
Detention Facility Management Show sources
Entity NameEntity TypeObservation Date
Gendarmeria Nacional de ChileGovernmental2013
Gendarmeria Nacional De ChileGovernmental2013

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
14,5282014
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
6.42014
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD) Show sources
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in USD)Observation Date
240.62014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
42Very high2015

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

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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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