Djibouti: An example of a Union for Democracy and Justice (Union pour la démocratie et la justice, UDJ) membership card (January 2015-January 2016) [DJI105422.FE]

Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa

An official of the Consulate General of Canada in Djibouti sent the Research Directorate an example of a blank membership card of the Djiboutian political party Union for Democracy and Justice (Union pour la démocratie et la justice, UDJ). The example is attached to this Response. Further information on the UDJ membership card could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Additional Sources Consulted

Oral sources: Mouvement Djibouti 2016; Observatoire djiboutien pour la promotion de la démocratie et des droits humains; Union pour la démocratie et la justice; Union pour le salut national – Official Representation to Belgium and the European Union; United Nations – United Nations Development Programme.

Internet sites, including: ACE Electoral Knowledge Network; Africa intelligence; Collectif de solidarité avec les luttes sociales et politiques en Afrique; Djibnet; Jeune Afrique; Ligue djiboutienne des droits humains; La Nation; sahel-info.com; Union pour la démocratie et la justice.

Attachment

Union pour la démocratie et la justice (UDJ). N.d. Example of a blank party membership card. Sent to the Research Directorate by an official of the Consulate of Canada in Djibouti, 6 January 2016.