Practice Relating to Rule 38. Attacks against Cultural Property
Guinea’s Soldier’s Manual (2010), under the heading “Distinctive signs”, shows an image of a building with a blue shield and states: “Leave these buildings, establishments, [and] monuments untouched.”
Under the heading “Rules of conduct in combat”, the manual also states: “Respect … property marked: … with the emblem designating cultural property.”
Guinea’s Disciplinary Regulations (2012) states:
In accordance with the international agreements signed by the government of Guinea, military personnel in combat are required:
- … to spare buildings dedicated to religion, art, science and charitable purposes and historic monuments provided they are not being used for military purposes.