Practice Relating to Rule 139. Respect for International Humanitarian Law
Djibouti’s Disciplinary Regulations (1982) states: “Combatants shall on no account … violate the laws and customs of war established in international conventions signed by the Government of Djibouti.”
The Regulations also states: “Throughout the mission, the armed forces must carry out their operations with due regard for the rules of international humanitarian law.”
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states:
States are bound to respect [international] humanitarian law. The preventive mechanisms include in particular … the adoption of legislative and regulatory provisions in order to ensure respect for [international] humanitarian law [and] … the translation of treaty texts.