Practice Relating to Rule 117. Accounting for Missing Persons
Section A. Search for missing persons
In 2011, in the History and Geography Textbook for 9th Grade, Djibouti’s Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training, under the heading “Terminology”, defined a “missing person” as a
[p]erson whose relatives have lost any trace of him/her and/or who has, on the basis of the available information, been reported missing in the context of an armed conflict, in other situations of violence or in other situations requiring the intervention of a neutral and independent intermediary.
The ministry also states: “Parties to the conflict shall search for persons reported missing by the adverse Party.”