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Azerbaijan Immigration Detention

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Detained minors (2017): Not Available
International migrants (2015): 264,200
New asylum applications (2016): 217

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Not Available

Total number of detained minors

2017

  • Total number of detained minors
NumberObservation Date
Not Available2017


23,311

Criminal prison population

2016

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
23,3112016
19,7442013


2.5

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2015

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
2.52015
32012


239

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

2016

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
2392016
2102013



9,754,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
9,754,0002015


264,200

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
264,2002015


2.7

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
2.72015


1,131

Refugees

2018

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
1,1312018
1,1212017
1,1832016
1,2782015
1,2992014


0.12

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2016

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
0.122016
0.132014


217

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
2172016
7902014


1.3

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
1.32014


3,585

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
3,5852016
3,5852015

Domestic Law Expand all

Legal tradition Show sources
NameObservation Date
Civil law2017

Latest Update Show sources
Update StatusObservation Date
Responding to the Global Detention Project’s Covid-19 survey, the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan reported that since the application of the special quarantine regime in the country on 24 March, the placement of foreigners and stateless persons, present in the country irregularly, has been suspended. The country’s immigration authority also indicated that assessments were conducted to identify vulnerable groups, particularly at risk from Covid-19, currently in immigration detention and that medical examinations and monitoring of detainees are being carried out. Due to measures applied to reduce the risk of contagion of Covid-19, the daily outdoor walks for immigration detainees are conducted in accordance with the rules of internal discipline. Sanitary supplies are provided to individuals detained in immigration detention centres. According to the Azerbaijan Migration Service, all foreigners placed in or leaving detention centres undergo a medical examination. In addition, the same sanitary-epidemiological requirements applied to citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan are also applied to non-citizens that have left immigration detention as well as asylum seekers during their stay in the country. The country’s immigration authority said that detainees who are in need of medical care receive treatment outside the Baku detention centre whenever possible. Taking into account the special quarantine regime applied by the government, social distancing measures, regular examination of detainees as well as general compliance with sanitary norms and hygiene rules are being strictly monitored. The Migration Service also indicated that the administrative expulsion of foreigners and stateless persons staying irregularly in the country has not been carried out since the date of the application of the special quarantine regime (24 March 2020). The authority reported that restrictions on entry and exit to the country’s territory have been applied until 1 August and that the requirement to apply for an extension of temporary stay in the country for non-citizens living in the country and who cannot leave, has been suspended. Permits that expire while special measures are applied in the country have been extended without the need for applications. However, non-citizens whose permits were automatically extended will have to leave the country or apply for temporary residence permits shortly after border restrictions are lifted. The Migration Service indicated that to protect the health and safety of non-citizens and stateless persons during the quarantine period, many of its services were moved to online platforms. As a result, the number of non-citizens using e-services has increased during the quarantine period. The Migration Service also advised that they engaged in awareness-raising activities and shared information via the Service’s website, Facebook, Twitter accounts, and their Call Centre. The International Legal Initiative Foundation (ILI), based in Kazakhstan, confirmed that according to information it had received authorities in Azerbaijan extended permits for migrants to remain in the country for 30-60 days. In addition, Sputnik News indicated that 134,298 non-citizens are currently living in Azerbaijan and that since January 2020, there has been a decrease in the amount of migrants arriving in the country by around 44% compared to the same period in 2019. According to the Migration Code of Azerbaijan, non-citizens and stateless persons who wish to remain in the country for more than 15 days (maximum of 90 days) must register at a temporary address. In case of non-compliance with the specific period, persons can incur a fine of 300 to 400 manat.2020

International Law Expand all

International treaties Show sources
NameRatification Year
ICERD, International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination1996
ICESCR, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights1992
ICCPR, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights1992
CEDAW, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women1995
CAT, Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment1996
CRC, Convention on the Rights of the Child1992
ICRMW, International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families1999
CRPD, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2009
VCCR, Vienna Convention on Consular Relations1992
CRSR, Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1993
CRSSP, Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons1996
CTOCTP, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children2003
CTOCSP, Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime2003
OPCAT, Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment2009
Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  14/19
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
ICERD, declaration under article 14 of the Convention2001
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 19662001
CEDAW, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 19992001
CRPD, Optional Protocol to o the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities2009
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
4/82017

Bilateral/multilateral agreements linked to readmission Show sources
NameYear in ForceObservation Date
EU20142017

Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20092017
No20132017

Institutions Expand all

Types of detention facilities used in practice
Immigration detention centre (Administrative)Immigration field office (Administrative)Transit centre (Administrative)Reception centre (Administrative)Offshore detention centre (Administrative)Hospital (Administrative)Border guard (Administrative)Police station (Criminal)National penitentiary (Criminal)Local prison (Criminal)Juvenile detention centre (Criminal)Informal camp (Ad hoc)Immigration detention centre (Ad hoc)Surge facility (Ad hoc)Observation Date
2015

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
7,8842014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
1,8972014
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
215.22014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
78High2015

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