Practice Relating to Rule 99. Deprivation of Liberty
Section C. Prompt information on the reasons for deprivation of liberty
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states with regard to “arrested persons”: “At the moment of arrest, give prompt information about the reasons for the arrest [and] inform them without delay of any charges against them”.
The manual further states that “[w]omen [who have been] the victims of crimes or abuse of power … have the right to … be informed of any charges against them and the course of the proceedings against them”.
The manual also states with regard to “children in the justice system” that “minors must be informed of the reasons for their arrest or any charges against him or her”.