Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 3 (Instruction for non-commissioned officers studying for the level 1 and 2 certificates and for future officers of the criminal police): “Perfidy, in contrast [to a ruse of war], means committing a hostile act under the cover of legal protection.”
The Central African Republic’s Law on the Red Cross Emblem (2009) states:
In accordance with the Penal Code of the Central African Republic, any person who, intentionally, commits or gives an order to commit acts leading to the death or to grave harm to the physical integrity or health of an adversary through the improper use of the Emblem of the Red Cross or one of the distinctive signals, shall be punished.
The improper use of the Emblem of the Red Cross or of one of the distinctive signals is considered to be a war crime.