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Uruguay Immigration Detention

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International migrants (2015): 71,800
New asylum applications (2016): 378

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10,228

Criminal prison population

2016

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
10,2282016
9,8292013
8,7002010
7,1862007
6,8882004
5,1072001
3,9271998
3,1921995
3,1571992


2.8

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2015

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
2.82015
2.72006


297

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

2016

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
2972016
2892013
2572010
2152007
2072004
1542001
1191998
991995
1001992



3,432,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
3,432,0002015


71,800

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
71,8002015


2.1

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
2.12015


274

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
2742016
2892015
2722014


0.08

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2015

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
0.082015


378

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
3782016
422014


77.3

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
77.32014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016
02015

International Law Expand all

International treaties Show sources
NameRatification Year
OP ICESCR, Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights2013
OP CRC Communications Procedure2015
CRPD, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2009
ICPED, International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance2009
OPCAT, Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment2005
CTOCSP, Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime2005
CTOCTP, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children2005
CRSSP, Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons2004
ICRMW, International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families2001
CRC, Convention on the Rights of the Child1990
CAT, Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment1986
CEDAW, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women1981
ICCPR, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights1970
ICESCR, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights1970
CRSR, Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1970
PCRSR, Protocol to the Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1970
VCCR, Vienna Convention on Consular Relations1970
ICERD, International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination1968
Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  18/19
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
ICESCR, Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 20082013
ICRMW, declaration under article 772012
CRPD, Optional Protocol to o the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities2011
ICPED, International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, declaration under article 312009
CEDAW, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 19992001
CAT, declaration under article 22 of the Convention1988
ICERD, declaration under article 14 of the Convention1972
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 19661970
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
8/9
8/9

Regional legal instruments Show sources
NameYear of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
ACHR, American Convention on Human Rights1985
IACPPT, Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture1992
APACHR, Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights1995
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 Persons1996

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 punishment20092015
Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children20102015
Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment20122015
Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20092017
No2014

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
16,8062014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
1242014
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
2014
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD) Show sources
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in USD)Observation Date
88.72014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
52High2015

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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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