Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
Section D. Persons deprived of their liberty
Djibouti’s Disciplinary Regulations (1982) states: “From the time of capture, prisoners must be treated humanely and protected against all acts of violence, insults and public curiosity. They are entitled to respect for their person and their honour.”
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states with regard to “[c]ombatants who surrender”: “[T]reat them humanely and protect them.”
The manual also states: “The fundamental principles concerning detention are as follows: … respect the dignity of the person”.
The manual also provides: “Women have … the right under IHL to certain forms of protection specific to their sex, namely the following: Humane treatment of female combatants, notably prisoners of war.”
In 2011, in the History and Geography Textbook for 9th Grade, Djibouti’s Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training stated: “Detained persons depend on those who are armed[;] respect for the dignity of these vulnerable persons is an imperative.”