Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 90. Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 1 (Basic and team leader instruction): “Acts of vengeance … are prohibited.”
In Volume 2 (Instruction for group and patrol leaders), the manual states: “No one must be subjected to physical or mental torture, corporal punishment or cruel or degrading treatment.”
Also in Volume 2, the manual states: “Physically or mentally torturing prisoners of war is prohibited.”
In Volume 3 (Instruction for non-commissioned officers studying for the level 1 and 2 certificates and for future officers of the criminal police), the manual states: “Causing harm to life, health or physical or mental well-being, for example through … torture, corporal punishment, … [and] degrading treatment, … and threats, is prohibited.”
The Central African Republic’s Disciplinary Regulations (2009) states: “During combat, it is also prohibited for servicemen to … commit violence to life and person … , in particular … cruel, inhuman treatment and torture”.