Citizenship Reform: Agreement for the Reform and Civil Concord

Article 10: On Nationality.

All persons whose membership of the Djiboutian community is verifiable in every way may claim Djiboutian citizenship. In order to make this possible the two Parties undertake to establish an ad hoc committee responsible for the acceleration of the issuing of national identity cards to these persons.

Implementation History

2001

No Implementation

According to agreement, an ad hoc committee was to be formed to issue national identity cards to those who could be verified as a member of Djibouti’s community. The agreement sought to give Djibouti nationality to nomad fighting for FRUD. No information is available on the formation of such a committee to distribute the citizenship cards.

Djibouti’s Nationality law’s Article 6 allows individuals from the Republic of Djibouty and surrounding country who acquired French nationality under the law of the administrating power.1  According to Bezabeh, Djibouti’s government was expelling non- Issa people.2

  • 1. Samson A. Bezabeh, "Citizenship and the logic of sovereignty in Djibouti," African Affairs (doi: 10.1093/afraf/adr045), 2011.
  • 2. Ibid.
2002

No Implementation

No developments observed this year.

2003

No Implementation

 This provision of the agreement was not implemented. In 2003, government attempted to expel 15% if the entire population (100,000 people) by labeling them illegal migrants.3

 

2004

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

2005

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

2006

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

2007

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

2008

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

2009

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

2010

No Implementation

No further developments observed.