Practice Relating to Rule 158. Prosecution of War Crimes
Djibouti’s Disciplinary Regulations (1982) states that “violating the rules [of IHL] [turns members of Djibouti’s military into] war criminals who may be brought before military tribunals.”
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states:
Means of repression
These are means which implement the obligation of parties to a conflict to prevent and stop any violation [of IHL]. Concerning mechanisms of repression, the following are stressed in particular:
- the obligation to repress through national tribunals grave breaches considered to be war crimes.