Practice Relating to Rule 119. Accommodation for Women Deprived of Their Liberty
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book III, Volume 1 (Instruction of first-year trainee officers):
Women have full and complete combatant status in numerous armed forces worldwide, whether at the front or as support personnel or personnel charged with logistical tasks … In case of detention in a prisoner-of-war camp, they must be detained in places separate from those of men.
In Book III, Volume 2 (Instruction of second-year trainee officers), the Teaching Manual provides:
… In case of detention, members of a family must remain together. In other cases, women must be detained in quarters separated from those of men.
In Book IV (Instruction of heads of division and company commanders), the Teaching Manual provides:
II.2.2. Treatment of female POWs
Female POWs [prisoners of war] shall be treated with due regard to their sex and shall in no case be treated less well than male POWs. Their sex will also be taken into account when allocating tasks, searching them and providing sleeping and sanitary facilities.