Practice Relating to Rule 120. Accommodation for Children Deprived of Their Liberty
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) provides that separate accommodation shall be provided to children.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states:
Children below the age of fifteen who directly participated in hostilities, whether or not they are prisoners of war, must be detained in locations separate from adults, must be shown particular respect and must be protected from any form of attack against their honour. One must give them the care and assistance which they need because of their age or for any other reason.
The manual, under the heading “Protection of Children”, also states:
If nonetheless it happens that they participate in combat and fall into the hands of the enemy, they are entitled to the treatment set out below.
In case of internment, they must be held in special quarters separated from adults unless the internment allows for the regrouping of families.