Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 48. Attacks against Persons Parachuting from an Aircraft in Distress
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 2 (Instruction for group and patrol leaders): “Any person who is or should be acknowledged as no longer fit to take part in combat must not be attacked (for example any person … parachuting from an aircraft in distress).”
Also in Volume 2, the manual states: “A person parachuting from an aircraft in distress and who does not commit hostile acts shall not be attacked. However, the members of enemy paratroops descending by parachute are legitimate military targets.”
The Central African Republic’s Disciplinary Regulations (2009) states: “During combat, it is also prohibited for servicemen to … fire upon the crew and passengers of civil or military aircraft parachuting from an aircraft in distress, except when they are participating in an air operation”.