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Venezuela Immigration Detention

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International migrants (2015): 1,404,400
New asylum applications (2016): 2,886

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54,738

Criminal prison population

2016

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
54,7382016
48,2622012
24,0692008
19,8532005
19,3682002
22,9141999
22,7911996
23,2001993


2.3

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2016

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
2.32016


173

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

2016

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
1732016
1612012
852008
742005
762002
951999
1011996
1091993



31,108,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
31,108,0002015


1,404,400

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
1,404,4002015


4.5

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
4.52015


172,017

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
172,0172016
174,1912015
173,6002014


5.66

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2014

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
5.662014


2,886

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
2,8862016
1,0732014


23.2

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
23.22014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016
02015

International Law Expand all

Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  12/19
International treaty reservations Show sources
NameReservation YearObservation Date
ICCPR Article 1419781978
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
ICERD, declaration under article 14 of the Convention2003
CEDAW, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 19992002
CAT, declaration under article 22 of the Convention1994
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 19661978
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
4/7
4/7
Relevant recommendations issued by treaty bodies Show sources
NameRecommendation ExcerptRecommendation Year
Committee against Torture

§11 e)      Renforcer la formation à la Convention et au Protocole d’Istanbul non seulement à l’intention des médecins légistes mais aussi du personnel médical, des policiers, des procureurs, du personnel pénitentiaire et des agents de l’immigration qui s’occupent des enquêtes ou du traitement des détenus.

2014

Regional legal instruments Show sources
NameYear of Ratification (Treaty) / Transposed (Directive) / Adoption (Regulation)
IACPPT, Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture1991
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 Persons1998

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 punishment19962015
Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20162017
No2012

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
12,7712012
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
1212014
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
40.62014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
71High2015

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
772007

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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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