Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) instructs the soldier to treat civilian persons in his or her power humanely.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006), under the heading “Rules for Conduct in Combat”, states: “Civilians: respect them; … treat them humanely if they are in your power … protect them from ill-treatment [and] acts of vengeance.”
The manual also states under the heading “Responsibility for Acts or Omissions of Which Subordinates Are Accused” that a commander may be held responsible for any “inhuman treatment” or “unjustified brutalities against civilian populations” committed by his subordinates.