Practice Relating to Rule 105. Respect for Family Life
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states: “Women [who have been] the victims of crimes or abuse of power … have the right to … protection of their private life and to have … the security of their family guaranteed”.
The manual also states with regard to “children in the justice system” that “minors have the right to stay in contact with their families”.
In 2011, in the History and Geography Textbook for 9th Grade, Djibouti’s Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training stated:
States shall facilitate as much as possible the reunion of families dispersed because of armed conflict and shall encourage the work of humanitarian organizations engaged in this task … (Additional Protocol I of 1977, article 74)
Each Party to the conflict shall facilitate enquiries made by members of families dispersed owing to the war, with the object of renewing contact with one another and of meeting, if possible. The parties to a conflict shall encourage, in particular, the work of organizations engaged in this task …. (Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, article 26)
IHL provides for measures to restore and maintain family links, including family reunification.