Related Rule
Côte d’Ivoire
Practice Relating to Rule 142. Instruction in International Humanitarian Law within Armed Forces
Section B. Obligation of commanders to instruct the armed forces under their command
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book III, Volume 2 (Instruction of second-year trainee officers):
I.3.2. Obligation to control knowledge
“In order to prevent and suppress breaches, High Contracting Parties and Parties to the conflict shall require that, commensurate with their level of responsibility, commanders ensure that members of the armed forces under their command are aware of their obligations under the [1949 Geneva] Conventions and [the 1977 Additional] Protocol [I].”
III.3. Responsibility of the commander
Commanders have the duty to:
- ensure that the personnel under their command are instructed on the rules of the law of armed conflicts;
- ensure that their orders are executed by their subordinates with respect for the law;
Members of the armed forces holding command functions have the duty:
- to show, by the interest they manifest and by the importance they give to training in times of peace and, of course, by their behaviour in combat, that they respect the law …
- to integrate legal problems in practical exercises. 
Côte d’Ivoire, Droit de la guerre, Manuel d’instruction, Livre III, Tome 2: Instruction de l’élève officier d’active de 2ème année, Manuel de l’instructeur, Ministère de la Défense, Forces Armées Nationales, November 2007, pp. 36 and 39–40.