Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
Djibouti’s Disciplinary Regulations (1982) states that soldiers “must … respect the dignity of defeated enemies”.
The Regulations also states: “Combatants must … treat all persons placed hors de combat
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states: “Persons who do not directly participate in hostilities must in all circumstances be treated humanely.”
The manual also states that the following “are currently considered as war crimes … if committed against any person not or no longer participating in hostilities: … wilfully causing great suffering … or serious injury to body or health”.
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states with respect to civilians: “[T]reat humanely those who are in your power.”
Djibouti’s Disciplinary Regulations (1982) states: “From the time of capture, prisoners must be treated humanely and protected against all acts of violence, insults and public curiosity. They are entitled to respect for their person and their honour.”
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states with regard to “[c]ombatants who surrender”: “[T]reat them humanely and protect them.”
The manual also states: “The fundamental principles concerning detention are as follows: … respect the dignity of the person”.
The manual also provides: “Women have … the right under IHL to certain forms of protection specific to their sex, namely the following: Humane treatment of female combatants, notably prisoners of war.”
In 2011, in the History and Geography Textbook for 9th Grade, Djibouti’s Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training stated: “Detained persons depend on those who are armed[;] respect for the dignity of these vulnerable persons is an imperative.”