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International migrants (2015): 415,600
New asylum applications (2016): 41

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24,758

Criminal prison population

2015

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
24,7582015
25,5002013


6.9

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2014

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
6.92014
6.12013


231

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

2015

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
2312015
2472013



10,528,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
10,528,0002015


415,600

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
415,6002015


3.9

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
3.92015


578

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
5782016
6152015
6082014


0.06

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2014

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
0.062014


41

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
412016
222014


7.7

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
7.72014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016
133,7702015

International Law Expand all

Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  12/19
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
CRPD, Optional Protocol to o the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities2009
CEDAW, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 19992001
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 19661978
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
3/7
3/7
Relevant recommendations issued by treaty bodies Show sources
NameRecommendation ExcerptRecommendation Year
Committee on the Rights of the Child

§1.    The Committee is concerned that the inefficient functioning of the National Refugee Commission (CONARE) is greatly affecting the rights of asylum-seeking children and their families, the overwhelming majority of whom are of Haitian nationality. The Committee is also concerned that the inadequate access to identity documents for child refugees and asylum seekers and/or their relatives puts them at risk of detention and deportation and impedes their access to health care and education.

2.    The Committee recommends that the State party:

...

(b)    Ensure that the National Refugee Commission undertakes child refugee status determination (RSD) through a fair and efficient asylum procedure, in accordance with international standards and in cooperation with UNHCR;

(c)    Ensure the speedy and cost-free processing of temporary identity documents for child refugees and asylum-seekers and their relatives, including documentation certifying legal residency for those who were recognized under the UNHCR mandate.

2015
Human Rights Committee

§20. The Committee remains concerned at the practice of deporting foreigners in conditions that are incompatible with the provisions of the Covenant. The Committee also regrets the detention for unspecified periods of persons who are going to be deported (arts. 9 and 10).

The State party should provide all persons subject to a deportation process with the guarantees established by the Covenant, abolish the detention for an unspecified time period of persons who are going to be deported and provide detained persons with effective remedies.

2012
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

§13. The Committee is concerned at information received according to which migrants of Haitian origin, whether documented or undocumented, are allegedly detained and subject to collective deportations (“repatriations”) to Haiti without any guarantee of due process (arts. 5 (a) and 6).

Taking into account its general recommendation 30 (2004) on non-citizens, the Committee recommends that the State party:

  (a)       Ensure that laws concerning deportation or other forms of removal of non-citizens from the jurisdiction of the State party do not discriminate in purpose or effect among non-citizens on the basis of race, colour or ethnic or national origin;

  (b)       Ensure that non-citizens are not subject to collective expulsion, in particular in situations where there are insufficient guarantees that the personal circumstances of each of the persons concerned have been taken into account;

  (c)        Avoid the expulsion of non-citizens, especially of long-term residents, that would result in disproportionate interference with the right to family life;

  (d)       Ensure that non-citizens have equal access to effective remedies, including the right to challenge expulsion orders, and are allowed to pursue such remedies effectively. The Committee further recommends that the State party take the necessary measures to accelerate the approval of the provision of Migration Law No. 285-04 setting guidelines on the principle of due process in deportation or expulsion procedures.

The Committee invites the State party to adopt humane and internationally accepted measures in dealing with undocumented migrants.

2008

Regional legal instruments Show sources
NameYear of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
ACHR, American Convention on Human Rights1978
IACPPT, Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture1986
CBDP, Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women (Convention of Belem do Para)1996

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 intolerance20072015
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
6,1632014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
4,6502014
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
152014
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD) Show sources
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in USD)Observation Date
1672014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
101High2015

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