Practice Relating to Rule 88. Non-Discrimination
Section D. Persons deprived of their liberty
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book III, Volume 2 (Instruction of second-year trainee officers):
Persons not or no longer participating in hostilities, including … persons rendered hors de combat
by … detention … must in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any distinction founded on race, religion, faith, sex, social class, or any other similar criteria.
In Book IV (Instruction of heads of division and company commanders), the Teaching Manual provides:
II.1.2. Adverse discrimination prohibited
Subject to certain advantageous differences in treatment based on rank, sex or health, all POWs [prisoners of war] shall be treated alike, without any adverse distinction based on race, nationality, religious belief or political opinions, or any other distinction founded on similar criteria.