Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 25. Medical Personnel
Section A. Respect for and protection of medical personnel
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 1 (Basic and team leader instruction): “The military and civilian medical services … enjoy special protection.”
In Volume 2 (Instruction for group and patrol leaders), the manual states:
Specially protected personnel [military and civilian medical services, as identified in Volume 1 of this manual] are authorized to carry out their tasks unless the tactical situation does not allow it. The mission and actual activities of such personnel may be checked.
Also in Volume 2, the manual states: “Military medical personnel and their equipment identified by the distinctive symbols and by distinctive radio signals must be respected.”
The Central African Republic’s Disciplinary Regulations (2009) states: “In accordance with the international conventions signed or approved by the Central African Government, it is stipulated that during combat servicemen must: … respect … medical personnel”.