Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Djibouti’s Law Implementing the Ottawa Convention (2006) states:
The development, manufacture, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, offer, possession, import, transfer and use of anti-personnel mines are prohibited except under strictly limited conditions and in strictly limited cases. The same applies to the detached pieces of anti-personnel mines.
The Law also provides:
Notwithstanding the provisions in Article 1 of the present law, Djibouti’s armed forces are allowed to acquire, possess, retain or transfer anti-personnel mines in order to develop techniques for the detection, removal or destruction of mines, and for the training of such techniques. [The number of such mines] must not exceed the absolute minimum necessary for the aforementioned purposes.