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Nauru Immigration Detention

Nauru operates a controversial offshore processing centre for Australia that accommodates asylum seeking men, women, and children. The facility, which is part of Australia’s “Pacific Solution,” has been the focus of global condemnation because of the mistreatment of detainees, high profile cases concerning the detention of children, and Australia’s long track record of employing policies that enable it to evade adhering to international norms and obligations concerning the treatment of asylum seekers.

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International migrants (2015): 3,200
New asylum applications (2014): 935

Centres List

No detention centres data available

Statistics Expand all



1

Number of dedicated long-term immigration detention centres

2016

  • Number of dedicated long-term immigration detention centres
NumberObservation Date
12016


14

Criminal prison population

2014

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
142014


6.7

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2010

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
6.72010


140

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

2013

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
1402013



10,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
10,0002015
10,0002010


3,200

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
3,2002015
2,1002013


31.1

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
31.12015
20.62013


488

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
4882016
02014


38.9

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2014

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
38.92014


935

Total number of new asylum applications

2014

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
9352014
4142012


79.6

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
79.62014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016
02015

Domestic Law Expand all

Legal tradition Show sources
NameObservation Date
Common law2017

Constitutional guarantees? Show sources
NameConstitution and ArticlesYear AdoptedLast Year Amended
YesThe Constitution of Nauru, Article 5(1)19681968
Core pieces of national legislation Show sources
NameYear AdoptedLast Year Amended
Asylum Seekers (Regional Processing Centre) Act 20122012

International Law Expand all

Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
Yes20152017
Yes2011

Institutions Expand all

Custodial authority Show sources
AgencyMinistryMinistry TypologyObservation Date
Department of Immigration and Border ProtectionImmigration or Citizenship2008
Detention Facility Management Show sources
Entity NameEntity TypeObservation Date
International Organization for MigrationInternational or Regional Organization2008

Estimated cost per detainees day (in USD) Show sources
Estimated cost per detainees day (in USD)Observation Date
6802014

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
18,6792014
15,2112013
6,2332010
2,5992005
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD) Show sources
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in USD)Observation Date
222014

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Immigration Detention in Nauru

Nauru operates a controversial offshore processing centre for Australia that accommodates asylum seeking men, women, and children. The facility, which is part of Australia’s “Pacific Solution,” has been the focus of global condemnation because of the mistreatment of detainees, high profile cases concerning the detention of children, and Australia’s long track record of employing policies […]

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