Practice Relating to Rule 106. Conditions for Prisoner-of-War Status
Section A. Distinction from the civilian population
Madagascar’s Military Manual (1994) states that combatants “distinguish themselves by their uniform or by a fixed recognizable sign or, at least, by carrying arms openly”.
The manual further states:
Combatants must distinguish themselves from the civilian population while engaged in a combat action or in a preparatory military operation. Members of regular armed forces or persons who are assimilated thereto usually distinguish themselves by their uniform.