القاعدة ذات الصلة
Côte d’Ivoire
Practice Relating to Rule 124. ICRC Access to Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book I (Basic instruction):
Lesson 3. Rules on behaviour in combat
I. Rules on behaviour
Enemy combatant prisoners
- allow the ICRC to visit them.
II. Rights and duties of prisoners of war
The prisoner of war is an enemy combatant hors de combat due to the fact of his capture. As such, he enjoys a legal status which guarantees him rights.
- the ICRC has the right to visit the places of detention,
- other national and international humanitarian organizations can equally be authorized to visit the places of detention which must remain protected,
Lesson 5. The International Committee of the Red Cross
The aim of this lesson is to familiarize the soldier with the activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC] generally and in particular in times of armed conflict.
… To protect and assist the victims of situations of armed conflict and disturbances, the ICRC undertakes several activities in their favour
- it visits persons who are deprived of their liberty (prisoners of war, “political” detainees …) and who could be victims of arbitrary treatment; (for security reasons, this activity can only be carried out by the delegates of the ICRC and not by the members of the National Society):
Whatever the circumstances, the ICRC applies the following criteria within the framework of its activities for detainees and prisoners:
- its delegates must be allowed to visit all the prisoners (or detainees) and to talk freely with them, without witness;
- they must have access to all places of detention and must be allowed to repeat their visits;
- they must receive lists of all the persons to visit (or must themselves be able to establish such lists). 
Côte d’Ivoire, Droit de la guerre, Manuel d’instruction, Livre I: Instruction de base, Ministère de la Défense, Forces Armées Nationales, November 2007, pp. 21, 24, 27 and 33–34; see also Droit de la guerre, Manuel d’instruction, Livre II: Instruction du gradé et du cadre, Manuel de l’instructeur, Ministère de la Défense, Forces Armées Nationales, November 2007, pp. 18, 32 and 24–35; Droit de la guerre, Manuel d’instruction, Livre III, Tome 1: Instruction de l’élève officier d’active de 1ère année, Manuel de l’élève, Ministère de la Défense, Forces Armées Nationales, November 2007, pp. 55–56.