Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 49. War Booty
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 2 (Instruction for group and patrol leaders):
Captured combatants must be:
- disarmed and searched;
Disarming includes the search for and the taking away of equipment and documents of military value (e.g., weapons, ammunition, maps, orders, telecommunications material and code books, etc.). This material is considered war booty.
Also in Volume 2, the manual states:
Captured enemy military objects (other than means of identification, medical and religious objects, etc.) become war booty and can be used without restriction. They belong to the capturing Party, and not to individual combatants.
The same applies to captured medical vehicles of the enemy armed forces, which are no longer needed for the wounded and sick. Their distinctive signs must be removed.
Captured objects of military religious personnel must be dealt with in the same way as military medical objects.