Practice Relating to Rule 142. Instruction in International Humanitarian Law within Armed Forces
Djibouti’s Disciplinary Regulations (1982) states: “Servicemen of Djibouti shall be instructed about their responsibility with regard to respect for the international law of war”.
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states: “States are bound to respect [international] humanitarian law. The preventive mechanisms include in particular … the training of personnel in order to facilitate the application of IHL …”.
In 2010, in its initial report to the Committee against Torture, Djibouti stated:
Even though, the military training programme does not include education and information on the prohibition of torture, courses on such topics as “human rights and international humanitarian law” … are taught to criminal investigation police trainees. Moreover, for some years now these courses have been reinforced by training seminars on human rights in general and international humanitarian law in particular, as part of the dissemination and application of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and the  Additional Protocols thereto.