Practice Relating to Rule 88. Non-Discrimination
The Congo’s Disciplinary Regulations (1986) stipulates that persons placed hors de combat
“shall be treated without distinction”.
Under the Congo’s Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity Act (1998), “persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender or other grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international law”, when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack, is a crime against humanity.