Practice Relating to Rule 4. Definition of Armed Forces
Section A. General definition
Chad’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states:
The armed forces of a State consist of all the forces, all the armed and organized groups and units placed under a commander who is responsible for the conduct of his subordinates with regard to a belligerent. These armed forces must be subject to an internal disciplinary regime and to the law of [armed] conflict.
Chad’s Law on the Reorganization of the Armed and Security Forces (2006) states:
The Armed and Security Forces of the Republic of Chad are subject to a single operational command called the General Etat-Major of the Armed Forces … and are reorganized according to the following categories:
- A Chadian National Army;
- A National Gendarmerie;
- A National and Nomadic Guard of Chad;
- Joint services of the armed forces.