Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 122. Pillage of the Personal Belongings of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 2 (Instruction for group and patrol leaders):
Captured combatants must be:
- disarmed and searched;
- handed over to superiors.
Disarming includes the search for and the taking away of equipment and documents of military value (e.g., weapons, ammunition, maps, orders, telecommunications material and code books, etc.). …
The following material must remain with the captured person:
- personal identification documents (ID card, ID discs);
- clothing, items for personal use, or items used for feeding;
- items of personal protection (helmet, gas mask).