Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 153. Command Responsibility for Failure to Prevent, Punish or Report War Crimes
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 2 (Instruction for group and patrol leaders):
In the event of a violation of the law of war military commanders must ensure that:
- the violation ceases;
- that a disciplinary or criminal action is engaged.
In any case, the responsibility of the military commander regarding violations committed by his subordinates is total if it is established that he has not taken any measure to prevent or repress these violations.
The Central African Republic’s Disciplinary Regulations (2009) lists as an offence against honour, integrity and general military duties: “permitting the accomplishment of an act that is manifestly unlawful”.