On December 10, an ideal for the citizens of the world and an illusion for Djiboutian …
Djibouti, December 9, 2014
More than 66 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10 December 1948, some leaders for most of the African continent want to maintain their population in situations of lawlessness. As if the indignity, torture, humiliation, the diversion of the votes of citizens, the single party, the lack of democracy, impunity for criminals … are cultural characteristics specific to African and especially to Djibouti.
10 December corresponding to the adoption and proclamation by the UN General Assembly U niverselle Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, will be celebrated as usual in the world. The International Day of Human Rights will be commemorated all over by world leaders including dictators, coup ….
In Djibouti the power will not fail to celebrate this day as always with representatives of the National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH), the official organ and sing the virtual progress of human rights in our republic. However, respect for human dignity and human rights must not be empty rhetoric and abject folklore thrown to the citizens.
Moreover, this power is constantly raped every day the inalienable rights of Djibouti by abusive measures and contrary to the constitutional provisions on the protection of citizens, respect for fundamental freedoms, the African Charter on Human Rights and Peoples, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Inevitably, since February 22, 2013, parliamentary elections contested by the opposition, we are witnesses multiple human rights violations: multiform repression, deaths in custody, intimidation, arrests, pr isonnements, guards for illegal, abusive s placement in detention warrant, harassment, illegal detentions, torture, arbitrary convictions, nationality withdrawals extradition travel bans and confiscation of passports to opponents, éfenseurs of human rights of ordinary citizens …. A state of lawlessness has increased and has become commonplace over time, to the detriment of the rules of justice and right since.
On the occasion of this memorable day:
- The ODDH recommends once again in power to comply with international standards ratified by Djibouti, the constitutional provisions on the protection of citizens, respect for fundamental freedoms, the African Charter on Human Rights and Peoples in International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- The ODDH called again to power for the release of all political prisoners and the opening of a political dialogue respectful and fair way out of the unprecedented political crisis.
- The ODDH called again to power the implementation of democratic reforms to pave the way for a genuine rule of law.
- The ODDH again calls upon the international community and all Djiboutian citizens to work towards a peaceful and democratic society in which human rights are respected.
The ODDH finally seized the opportunity of this day to honor all those who fight every day for the respect of human rights, sometimes risking their own lives.
Acting for democracy, dignity and justice.
The President of the ODDH
Farah Abdillahi Miguil