Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 1. The Principle of Distinction between Civilians and Combatants
Section C. Attacks against civilians
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 2 (Instruction for group and patrol leaders): “Neither the civilian population as a whole nor civilians may be the object of attacks.”
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: “Specially protected persons [including civilians in the power of a party to the conflict] may not … be attacked”.
In Volume 3, the manual also states: “The following prohibitions must be respected: … attacking civilian populations [and] individual civilians … as a deliberate method of combat”.