Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) states: “Perfidy is condemned … by the Law of War.”
The manual describes perfidy as “claiming an international protection with an intent to betray the enemy”.
The manual also provides the same definition of perfidy as that contained in Article 37(1) of the 1977 Additional Protocol I.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) provides that “perfidy is … prohibited by the law of armed conflict”.
The manual adds:
Acts inviting the confidence of an adversary to lead him to believe that he is entitled to, or is obliged to accord, protection under the rules of international law applicable in armed conflict, with intent to betray that confidence, shall constitute perfidy.