Related Rule
Djibouti
Practice Relating to Rule 139. Respect for International Humanitarian Law
Djibouti’s Disciplinary Regulations (1982) states: “Combatants shall on no account … violate the laws and customs of war established in international conventions signed by the Government of Djibouti.” 
Djibouti, Décret no. 82-028/PR/DEF du 5 mai 1982 portant règlement de la discipline générale dans les Forces armées, Article 28(1).
The Regulations also states: “Throughout the mission, the armed forces must carry out their operations with due regard for the rules of international humanitarian law.” 
Djibouti, Décret no. 82-028/PR/DEF du 5 mai 1982 portant règlement de la discipline générale dans les Forces armées, Article 30(2).
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states:
States are bound to respect [international] humanitarian law. The preventive mechanisms include in particular … the adoption of legislative and regulatory provisions in order to ensure respect for [international] humanitarian law [and] … the translation of treaty texts. 
Djibouti, Manuel sur le droit international humanitaire et les droits de l’homme applicables au travail du policier, Ministère de l’Intérieur, Direction Générale de la Police, 2004, p. 13.