Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 87
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 1 (Basic and team leader instruction): “Soldiers must: … respect … [civilians]; … treat civilians in their power humanely”.
In Volume 2 (Instruction for group and patrol leaders), the manual states that “civilians who are under the authority of the adverse party are entitled to respect for their lives, dignity, [and] personal rights”.
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: “All [civilian] persons must be treated humanely under all circumstances. The person, honour, … of all persons must be respected.”
The Central African Republic’s Disciplinary Regulations (2009) states: “During combat, it is also prohibited for servicemen to … commit violence to life and person … of civilians”.