Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 109. Search for, Collection and Evacuation of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 1 (Basic and team leader instruction), in the section on wounded enemy combatants: “Soldiers must: … collect them; … hand them over to their superior or to the nearest medical personnel.”
In Volume 2 (Instruction for group and patrol leaders), the manual states: “The wounded and sick must be collected … by the party to the conflict which has them in its power.”
Also in Volume 2, the manual states: “Combatants must take part in the search for and evacuation of the wounded and sick.”
Volume 2 further states in a section on the wounded and sick: “Evacuation along the appropriate chain of evacuation must be organized and begin as rapidly as the tactical situation permits.”
In Volume 3 (Instruction for non-commissioned officers studying for the level 1 and 2 certificates and for future officers of the criminal police), the manual states: “Precautions must be taken as soon as, and provided that, the mission permits it ( … victims are searched … for in a combat area by medical personnel, etc.).”
The Central African Republic’s Disciplinary Regulations (2009) states: “In accordance with the international conventions signed or approved by the Central African Government, it is stipulated that during combat servicemen must: … collect … the wounded, sick and shipwrecked whenever circumstances permit”.