2017 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT – DJIBOUTI

DJIBOUTI EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Djibouti is a republic with a strong elected president and a weak legislature. In April 2016 President Ismail Omar Guelleh was re-elected for a fourth term. International observers from the African Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and Arab League characterized the election as “peaceful,” “calm,” and “sufficiently free and transparent” but ...
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World Day Against Trafficking (2017)

                                    Recognizing the «World Day Against Trafficking»   Djibouti, July 30 2017: The U.S. Embassy on July 30 participated in the Ministry of Justice-led World Day against Trafficking event at the Diplomatic Institute. In his World Day against Trafficking speech, Charge D’Affaires Alex Hamilton said, “every country is impacted by trafficking, including the United ...
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Let’s end Human Trafficking

Human traffickers around the world exploit more than 20 million victims in forced labor and sex trafficking. This multi-billion dollar industry destroys families and communities. It weakens the rule of law, strengthens criminal networks, and offends universal concepts of human decency.  The 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report  looks into what is being done and should be done about this issue. What can ...
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