Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Section B. Specific categories of persons hors de combat
Chad’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) prohibits attacks against “the wounded and sick, the shipwrecked [and] prisoners of war”.
The manual also prohibits attacks against soldiers who surrender: “[S]oldiers who surrender may [demonstrate their intention to do so] in various ways: weapons laid down, arms raised, waving a white flag. From that moment they may no longer be shot at.”
The manual also states that “a prisoner [of war] is an enemy combatant who is hors de combat
by virtue of being taken captive. He is not the prisoner of an individual but of a State.”