Djibouti - Latest Publications

On 24 October 2016, Djiboutian authorities released Abdi Aden Cheik Ali, a citizen who had been arbitrarily arrested on 20 July 2016 in Ali-Sabieh following the dissemination of a video denouncing the lack of water in the region, after more than three months in arbitrary detention. Upon release, he claimed having been detained in very difficult conditions. Alkarama had already referred his case, on 10 August 2016, to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression (SR FRDX), in order to call for his release after he had been sentenced by the Djiboutian authorities to three months imprisonment.

Djibouti: Arrest of a Citizen Following the Dissemination of a Video Condemning Water Shortcomings in the Country

Djibouti: Suspension of the Newspaper "L'Aurore" and Suspended Prison Sentence for Publication Co- Director

Djibouti - HR Instruments


International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

ICCPR: Accessed on 05.11.2002
Optional Protocol: Accessed on 05.11.2002

State report: Due on 01.11.2017 (2nd)
Last concluding observations: 18.11.2013

Convention against Torture (CAT)

CAT: Accessed on 05.11.2002
Optional Protocol: No
Art. 20 (Confidential inquiry): Yes
Art. 22 (Individual communications): No

State report: Due on 25.11.2015
Last concluding observations: 22.12.2011

International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance (CED)


Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Last review: 04.2013 (2nd cycle)
Next review: -

National Human Rights Institution (NHRI)

Commission Nationale des Droits de l'Homme (CNDH) – Not accredited