Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) provides:
The enemy hors de combat
is defined as a combatant who, physically or morally, cannot continue to fight. The main rule to be observed at this moment is not to kill him but to preserve his life, provided he does not manifest any hostile intentions.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) “strictly advises against ordering the extermination of an enemy hors de combat
The manual also states:
It is prohibited … to fire on, wound or kill an enemy combatant who surrenders or is captured or with whom a ceasefire has been concluded.
The manual further states that “an attack against a person hors de combat”
constitutes a grave breach of IHL.