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Papua New Guinea Immigration Detention

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Detained minors (2014): 28
Persons expelled (2014): 17
International migrants (2015): 25,800

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28

Total number of detained minors

2014

  • Total number of detained minors
NumberObservation Date
282014


17

Number of persons removed/returned (voluntary returns and deportations)

2014

  • Number of persons removed/returned (voluntary returns and deportations)
NumberObservation Date
172014


4,945

Criminal prison population

2016

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
4,9452016
3,8632013


0.4

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2009

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
0.42009


63

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

2016

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
632016
522013



7,619,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
7,619,0002015


25,800

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
25,8002015


0.3

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
0.32015


9,529

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
9,5292016
9,5102015
12015
9,5102014


0

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
02016
8312014


52.6

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
52.62014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016
02015

Domestic Law Expand all

Legal tradition Show sources
NameObservation Date
Common law

Constitutional guarantees? Show sources
NameConstitution and ArticlesYear AdoptedLast Year Amended
YesArticle 42. Liberty of the person (2) A person who is arrested or detained— (a) shall be informed promptly, in a language that he understands, of the reasons for his arrest or detention and of any charge against him; and (b) shall be permitted whenever practicable to communicate without delay and in private with a member of his family or a personal friend, and with a lawyer of his choice (including the Public Solicitor if he is entitled to legal aid); and (c) shall be given adequate opportunity to give instructions to a lawyer of his choice in the place in which he is detained, and shall be informed immediately on his arrest or detention of his rights under this subsection.19751975
Core pieces of national legislation Show sources
NameYear AdoptedLast Year Amended
Migration Act 1978
Regulations, standards, guidelines Show sources
NameYear Published
Migration Regulation1979

Immigration-status-related grounds Show sources
NameObservation Date
Detention for unauthorised entry or stay2016
Detention during the asylum process2016
Detention to effect removal2016
Detention to establish/verify identity and nationality2016

Does the country provide specific criminal penalties for immigration-related violations? Show sources
FinesIncarcerationObservation Date
YesYes2016
Grounds for criminal immigration-related detention/incarceration and maximum potential duration of incarceration Show sources
Grounds for IncarcerationMaximum Number of Days of IncarcerationObservation Date
Unauthorized entry02016
Unauthorised stay02016

Provision of basic procedural standards Show sources
NameIn LawIn PracticeObservation Date
Information to detaineesYesNo2016
Right to legal counselYesNo2016
Access to free interpretation servicesYes2016

Is the detention of vulnerable persons provided in law? Are they detained in practice? Show sources
NameIn LawIn PracticeObservation Date
Asylum seekersNot mentionedYes2016
Unaccompanied minorsNot mentionedYes2016
WomenNot mentionedNo2016

Mandatory detention Show sources
FilterNameObservation Date
NoYes2016

International Law Expand all

Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  9/19
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
0/5
0/5

Visits by special procedures of the Human Rights Council Show sources
NameYear of VisitObservation Date
Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions20142016
Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20112017
Yes20162017

Institutions Expand all

Custodial authority Show sources
AgencyMinistryMinistry TypologyObservation Date
Immigration Department (Papua New Guinea)Department of Immigration and Border ProtectionImmigration or Citizenship2015
Department of Immigration and Border ProtectionImmigration or Citizenship2008
Detention Facility Management Show sources
Entity NameEntity TypeObservation Date
TransfieldPrivate For-Profit2015
International Organization for MigrationInternational or Regional Organization2008

Types of privatisation/outsourcing Show sources
Types of Privatisation/OutsourcingObservation Date
Detention facility management2015
Detention contractors and other non-state entities Show sources
Name of entityType of entityDetainee transportFood servicesHealth careSocial servicesLaundry servicesLegal counsellingManagementOwner of detention facilityRecreationSecurityTelephone serviceTranslation servicesObservation Date
TransfieldFor profit2015

Does the country receive external sources of funding? Show sources
Benefitted from non-state funding sources?Observation Date
Yes2015

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
2,2682014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
152014
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
2.52014
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD) Show sources
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in USD)Observation Date
577.32014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
158Low2015

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