Djibouti: Information on whether the civil court is considered to be an impartial tribunal; i.e., are its judgments considered to be biased in favour of particular parties, clans, classes, sexes, on whether it is corrupt or subject to political pressures
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 August 1995|
|Citation / Document Symbol||DJI21478.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Djibouti: Information on whether the civil court is considered to be an impartial tribunal; i.e., are its judgments considered to be biased in favour of particular parties, clans, classes, sexes, on whether it is corrupt or subject to political pressures, 1 August 1995, DJI21478.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acfa68.html [accessed 18 May 2013]|
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Information on the above-mentioned subject is limited among the sources consulted by the DIRB. For general information about the judiciary, please consult the appropriate section in Country Reports 1994 and the attached article.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
The Indian Ocean Newsletter [Paris].10 December 1994. No. 650. "Djibouti: Do Not Pass `Go'," p. 3.
Additional Sources Consulted
Amnesty International Report 1995. 1995.
Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Bulletin.
Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Yearbook.
Critique: Review of the Department of State Country Reports.
DIRB Country File.
Horn of Africa Bulletin. 1994-1995.
Human Rights Watch World Report 1995. 1994.
News from Africa Watch.