Practice Relating to Rule 97. Human Shields
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) prohibits the use of human shields as a method of warfare.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states: “Strict prohibition on the use of human shields. It is thus prohibited to use civilian objects, civilians, [or] prisoners of war in order to conceal military actions or to protect military objectives from attack.”
The manual, under the heading “Responsibility for Acts or Omissions of which Subordinates Are Accused”, further states that a commander may be held responsible for the “use of [human] shields” by his subordinates.