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Jamaica Immigration Detention

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International migrants (2015): 23,200
New asylum applications (2016): 17

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3,866

Criminal prison population

2016

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
3,8662016
4,2012013


1.1

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2016

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
1.12016
1.52013


138

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

2016

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
1382016
1522013



2,793,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
2,793,0002015


23,200

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
23,2002015


0.8

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
0.82015


8

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
82016
122015
222014


17

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
172016
12013


100

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
1002014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016
02015

International Law Expand all

Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  12/19
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
0/7
0/7
Relevant recommendations issued by treaty bodies Show sources
NameRecommendation ExcerptRecommendation Year
Committee on Migrant Workers§ 37. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that its national laws, policies and practices adequately respect the right to liberty and the prohibition of arbitrary detention of migrant workers and members of their families, and in particular that it: (a) Amend the Aliens Act to include, as a priority response to irregular migration, alternatives to detention for migration-related administrative infractions and measures to ensure that detention is used only as an exceptional measure of last resort, 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; (b) Ensure due process in all detention procedures within the State party’s jurisdiction, including in international waters; (c) Ensure that family members and children are not detained on the basis of their immigration status or, in the case of children, their parents’ status and adopt alternatives to detention that allow children to remain with family members and/or guardians; (d) Decriminalize irregular migration and ensure that migrant workers and members of their families have access to legal aid, effective remedies, justice and consular services, and that the guarantees enshrined in the Convention are upheld, in full compliance with articles 16 and 17 of the Convention; (e) Provide information on the number of migrant workers arrested, detained and expelled for immigration-related infractions, the reasons for their detention and expulsion and their detention conditions, including the length of detention.2017

Regional legal instruments Show sources
NameYear of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
ACHR, American Convention on Human Rights1978
CBDP, Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women (Convention of Belem do Para)2005

Visits by special procedures of the Human Rights Council Show sources
NameYear of VisitObservation Date
Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment20102015
Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20112017
Yes2015

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
5,1042014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
2,2632014
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
13.22014
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD) Show sources
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in USD)Observation Date
92.32014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
99High2015

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