Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 6. Civilians’ Loss of Protection from Attack
Section A. Direct participation in hostilities
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 2 (Instruction for group and patrol leaders): “Persons who are … not directly taking part in the hostilities are entitled to respect for their lives and physical and moral integrity. Such persons must under all circumstances be protected”.
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: “Civilian persons may be attacked only if they take a direct part in hostilities”.
The manual also states: “Specially protected persons [including civilian persons in the power a party to a conflict] may not take a direct part in hostilities and may not be attacked.”