Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
Section D. Persons deprived of their liberty
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 1 (Basic and team leader instruction): “Soldiers must: … treat [surrendering enemy combatants] … humanely and protect them”.
In Volume 2 (Instruction for group and patrol leaders), the manual states: “Captured combatants … who are under the authority of the adverse party are entitled to respect for their lives, dignity, [and] personal rights … They must be protected against all acts of violence”.
Also in Volume 2, the manual states: “Prisoners of war must be … treated humanely, provided they refrain from all hostile activities and do not attempt to escape.”
Volume 2 further states: “While they are waiting to be taken to superiors, captured combatants: … must be protected against acts of violence, insults and intimidation”.
Volume 2 also states: “Prisoners of war are entitled to humane treatment under all circumstances and to respect for their honour.”
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 that “captured military medical and religious personnel must be respected and treated humanely.”