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Iceland Immigration Detention

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Persons expelled (2009): 15
International migrants (2015): 37,500
New asylum applications (2016): 1,075

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30

Number of apprehensions of non-citizens

2009

  • Number of apprehensions of non-citizens
NumberObservation Date
302009


15

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

2009

  • Number of persons removed/returned (voluntary returns and deportations)
NumberObservation Date
152009


124

Criminal prison population

2016

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
1242016
1522013


16.9

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2016

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
16.92016


37

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

2016

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
372016
472013



329,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
329,0002015


37,500

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
37,5002015


11.4

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
11.42015


125

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
1252016
1792015
992014


0.3

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2014

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
0.32014


1,075

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
1,0752016
1702014


20

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
202014


131

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
1312016
1192015

Domestic Law Expand all

Legal tradition Show sources
NameObservation Date
Civil law2017

Core pieces of national legislation Show sources
NameYear AdoptedLast Year Amended
Act on Foreigners

Maximum length for administrative immigration detention in law. Show sources
Number of DaysObservation Date
842012
Maximum length of time in custody prior to issuance of a detention order Show sources
Number of DaysObservation Date
12012

Provision of basic procedural standards Show sources
NameIn LawIn PracticeObservation Date
Right to legal counselYes2012

Types of non-custodial measures Show sources
NameIn LawIn PracticeObservation Date
Designated non-secure housingYesinfrequently2014
Supervised release and/or reportingYesYes2014
Registration (deposit of documents)Yesinfrequently2014
Release on bailNoNo2014
Electronic monitoringNoNo2014

International Law Expand all

Ratio of relevant international treaties ratified
  10/16
International treaty reservations Show sources
NameReservation YearObservation Date
CRC Article 3720152015
ICCPR Article 1019791979
Individual complaints procedure Show sources
NameAcceptance Year
CEDAW, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 19992001
CAT, declaration under article 22 of the Convention1987
ICCPR, First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 19661979
ICERD, declaration under article 14 of the Convention1967
Ratio of complaints procedures accepted Show sources
NumberObservation Date
4/5
4/5

Bilateral/multilateral agreements linked to readmission Show sources
NameYear in ForceObservation Date
Denmark19572017
Estonia19972017
Finland19572017
Latvia19972017
Lithuania19972017
Sweden19572017
Norway19572017
Albania20102017
Ukraine20132017

Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20112017
No20162017

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
52,0042014
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
2162014
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
52014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
16Very high2015

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