Practice Relating to Rule 134. Women
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) provides that at the approach of the enemy, “all persons shall be evacuated, with priority to women”.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states: “Women must be specially respected.”
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006), under the heading “Protection of Women”, states: “If they are amongst persons arrested, detained or interned for reasons related to a conflict while they are pregnant or have young children, their case must be examined with absolute priority.”
The manual also states under the heading “The Wounded, Sick [and] Shipwrecked” that “[m]aternity cases and the newborn benefit from the protection” accorded to the sick and wounded.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states:
In case of conflict, the parties to the conflict must avoid that the death penalty be pronounced with respect to women if they are pregnant or have young children. Even if such a penalty is pronounced, it must not be executed.