Practice Relating to Rule 150. Reparation
In 2010, in its initial report to the Committee against Torture, Djibouti stated:
46. Following independence in 1977, Djibouti experienced a difficult period of internal tension, which led to a visible, steady rise in violations of human rights and individual freedoms. This state of affairs reached its height during the civil war between government forces and the armed opposition of the Front pour la restauration de l’unité et de la démocratie [Front for the restoration of unity and democracy] (FRUD).
47. With the signing of [the] peace agreement between the warring parties in 1994 and again in 2001, the human rights situation improved dramatically. …
49. … The special commission was … entrusted with compiling a list of victims of torture and other acts of war and setting compensation …
55. The 199 law declaring an amnesty for acts other than droit commun
offences was promulgated at the end of the civil war, following the signing of the peace agreement between the Government and the FRUD armed opposition. The law permitted the release of many detainees from both sides who had been victims of torture or ill[-]treatment. Regulations were issued that established the law’s implementing procedures and listed its beneficiaries. … Financial compensation or compensation in kind was awarded to those who applied for it through the courts free of charge to those who were entitled to it.
Djibouti also stated:
191. From studying … reports [prepared by international human rights organizations] and observing victims, it can be seen that, to this day, many victims are still suffering the consequences of the torture inflicted on them during the periods of heightened political tension and civil war between 1977 and 1993, in other words, before the signing of the 1994 peace agreement and Djibouti’s ratification of the  Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment[.]
192. Some victims still suffer from physical disability, deafness, impaired vision, impotence as a result of trauma to the genitals, psychological and sleep disorders, traces of injuries on the body, ulcers, nervous [system] problems, memory loss, permanent back and shoulder pain, etc.
193. No trace of or statement about any compensation … of the injury sustained by victims has been found for any of the alleged consequences of torture reported by victims. Despite the range of complaints lodged by victims from that period, calling for … the compensation of victims for physical, material and moral injury … to this day no solution or even the beginning of a response has been proposed.
194. Despite these demands, to our knowledge no programme of compensation … has thus far been put in place formally for victims of torture in Djibouti.