Civil Administration Reform: Agreement for the Reform and Civil Concord

Article 15: On the Equality of all Citizens.

b) Fairly and with respect to acquired qualifications the civil and military institutions of the Republic will reflect, within their staff and hierarchy, the plurality of communities making up the Djiboutian people.

Implementation History

2001

No Implementation

According to a 2001 report, “the Government continued to discriminate against citizens on the basis of ethnicity in employment and job advancement. Somali Issas were the majority ethnic group and controlled the ruling party, the civil and security services, and the military forces. Discrimination based on ethnicity and clan affiliation limited the role of members of minority groups and clans, particularly the Afar minority ethnic group, in government and politics.”1

2002

No Implementation

The government continued to discriminate against citizens on the basis of ethnicity. Particularly Afar minority ethnic groups were discriminated.2

2003

No Implementation

The government continued to discriminate against citizens on the basis of ethnicity even if the governing coalition is a coalition of the country's clan and ethnic groups. Particularly Afar minority ethnic groups were discriminated.3

2004

No Implementation

The government continued to discriminate against citizens on the basis of ethnicity even if the governing coalition was a coalition of the country's clan and ethnic groups. Discrimination was said to have limited the role of minority groups in government and politics.4

2005

No Implementation

The government continued to discriminate against citizens on the basis of ethnicity even if the governing coalition was a coalition of the country's clan and ethnic groups. Discrimination was said to have limited the role of minority groups in government and politics.5

2006

No Implementation

As per the state department report the discrimination continued based on clan and ethnicity.6

2007

No Implementation

As per the state department report, the discrimination continued based on clan and ethnicity.7

2008

No Implementation

As per the state department report, the discrimination continued based on clan and ethnicity.8

2009

No Implementation

No report available on whether there was discrimination in the civil and military institutions.

2010

No Implementation

No report available on whether there was discrimination in the civil and military institutions.