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Human Rights in Djibouti

Human Rights Concerns

Jean-Paul Noel Abdi, the president of the Djiboutian League of Human Rights (la Ligue djiboutienne des droits humains, LDDH), had been arrested after he investigated and reported on arrests following recent student protests in the Republic of Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa. He was granted provisional liberty on February 21, 2011 on health grounds. He remains charged with participation in an insurrectional movement.

 

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February 22, 2016 • Press Release

Amnesty International’s Annual State of the World Report Slams Governments, Including the U.S., for Global Assault on Freedoms

On the launch of its 2015 State of the World report, Amnesty International USA urged President Obama to use his last year in office to bring U.S. laws and policies in line with international human rights standards.

February 18, 2016 • Press Release

Your rights in jeopardy, global assault on freedoms, warns Amnesty International

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rights, warned Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world. “Your rights are in jeopardy: they are being treated with utter contempt by many governments around the world,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

February 18, 2016 • Report

Amnesty International State of the World 2015-2016

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rights, warned Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world. “Your rights are in jeopardy: they are being treated with utter contempt by many governments around the world,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

February 25, 2015 • Report

State of the World 2014/2015

This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up in the suffering of war zones. Governments pay lip service to the importance of protecting civilians. And yet the world's politicians have miserably failed to protect those in greatest need. Amnesty International believes that this can and must finally change.

March 19, 2011 • Report

Annual Report: Djibouti 2010

Head of state President Ismael Omar Guelleh Head of government Prime Minister Dileita Mohamed Dileita Death penalty abolitionist for all crimes Population 900,000 Life expectancy 55.1 Under-5 mortality (m/f) 134/116 per 1,000 Adult Literacy 70.3 per cent Freedom of expression was restricted. The government prevented trade unions from operating freely. Human rights defenders were harassed …