Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Section B. Specific categories of persons hors de combat
Guinea’s Soldier’s Manual (2010), under the heading “Enemy combatants who surrender”, states: “Spare them.”
Under the heading “Distinctive signs” and in a section on “Flag of … combatants who surrender”, the manual also states: “Respect those bearing … these signs.”
Under the heading “Rules of conduct in combat”, the manual also states:
4. Do not fight enemies hors de combat or those who surrender. …
5. … [P]rotect … the wounded and sick.
Guinea’s Disciplinary Regulations (2012) states:
Military personnel in combat are prohibited from:
- firing on, wounding or killing an enemy who surrenders or who is captured or with whom a ceasefire has been agreed;
- refusing an unconditional surrender.