Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states:
Children also deserve special respect. They must not be subjected to any form of indecent assault. They are entitled to receive from the parties to the conflict the care and assistance that befits them because of their age or for any other reason.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states that in situations requiring the evacuation of children: “The evacuation does not obviate the obligation to continue to ensure the (religious or moral) education of these children as desired by their parents.”
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) provides that at the approach of the enemy, “all persons shall be evacuated, with priority … children”.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states: “In case of an evacuation, the parties to a conflict shall not evacuate children to a foreign country other than that of their own nationality, except if it is a temporary evacuation required for health or security reasons.”
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states that “no death penalty for an offence related to an armed conflict shall be executed against persons who are under the age of 18 at the time when the offence was committed”.