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Bosnia and Herzegovina Immigration Detention

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International migrants (2015): 34,800
New asylum applications (2016): 55

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1,722

Criminal prison population

2016

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
1,7222016
2,8862013


2

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2016

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
22016


73

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

2016

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
732016
1552013



3,810,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
3,810,0002015
3,700,0002012


34,800

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
34,8002015
23,2002013


0.9

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
0.92015
0.62013


5,256

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
5,2562016
6,7982015
6,9262014


1.8

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2014

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
1.82014
1.792012


55

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
552016
442014
532012


17.9

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
17.92014


49

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
492016
792015
7922014

Domestic Law Expand all

Legal tradition Show sources
NameObservation Date
Civil law2017

Core pieces of national legislation Show sources
NameYear AdoptedLast Year Amended
Law of 2008 on Movement and Stay of Aliens and Asylum, April 200820082015

Provision of basic procedural standards Show sources
NameIn LawIn PracticeObservation Date
Right to appeal the lawfulness of detentionYes2016
Information to detaineesNo2011
Right to legal counselNo2011
Access to asylum proceduresNo2011

Types of non-custodial measures Show sources
NameIn LawIn PracticeObservation Date
Designated non-secure housingYesinfrequently2016

International Law Expand all

International treaties Show sources
NameRatification Year
OP ICESCR, Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights2012
ICPED, International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance2012
CRPD, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2010
OPCAT, Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment2008
CTOCTP, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children2002
CTOCSP, Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime2002
ICRMW, International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families1996
ICCPR, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights1995
ICERD, International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination1993
ICESCR, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights1993
CEDAW, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women1993
CAT, Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment1993
CRC, Convention on the Rights of the Child1993
CRSR, Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1993
PCRSR, Protocol to the Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1993
CRSR, Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees1993
VCCR, Vienna Convention on Consular Relations1993
Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  17/19
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 19661995
CEDAW, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 19992002
CAT, declaration under article 22 of the Convention2003
ICESCR, Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 20082012
CRPD, Optional Protocol to o the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities2010
ICPED, International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, declaration under article 312012
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
6/92017
Relevant recommendations issued by treaty bodies Show sources
NameRecommendation ExcerptRecommendation Year
Committee on Migrant Workers"§ 26. (a) amend the law on movement and stay of aliens and asylum to define the maximum length of administrative detention that is not derogable , with a view to prevent ing prolonged or indefinite detention ; ( c ) ensure that detention orders against migrant workers , in cluding those in an irregular situation, are only taken as a last resort, on a case-by-case basis , and strictly in compliance with applicable international standards; ( d ) ensure that migrant workers have access to legal aid and information on available remedies to appeal decisions ordering the ir detention , and p rovide in formation thereon in its next periodic report, including examples of cases where migrant workers in an irregular situati on have received legal aid ; and ( e ) ensure timely access by detained migrant workers to effective legal remedies ."2012

Bilateral/multilateral agreements linked to readmission Show sources
NameYear in ForceObservation Date
Belgium20072017
Bulgaria20082017
Denmark20042017
Germany19972017
Germany20142017
Italy20042017
Luxembourg20072017
Malta20102017
Netherlands20072017
Slovakia20092017
Slovenia20062017
Sweden20052017
Switzerland20052017
Albania20092017
Russian Federation20162017
EU20082017

Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20102017
No20142017

Institutions Expand all

Authorized monitoring institutions Show sources
InstitutionInstitution TypeObservation Date
The Human Rights Ombudsmen of Bosnia and HerzegovinaNational Human Rights Institution (or Ombudsperson) (NHRI)2016
Is the national human rights institution (NHRI) recognized as independent? Show sources
Is the NHRI recognized as independent by the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions?Observation Date
Yes2016

Does the country receive external sources of funding? Show sources
Benefitted from non-state funding sources?Observation Date
Yes2011

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
4,7902014
4,6562013
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
1,9932014
2,0212011
Remittances from the country Show sources
Remittances from the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
542010
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
27.92014
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in millions USD) Show sources
Net official development assistance (ODA) (in USD)Observation Date
6322014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
85High2015
86High2014

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