Related Rule
Burkina Faso
Practice Relating to Rule 4. Definition of Armed Forces
Section A. General definition
Burkina Faso’s Disciplinary Regulations (1994) states:
It is prohibited to consider members of the armed forces or volunteer militias, including organized resistance movements, as “regular combatants” unless they are under a responsible command, wear a distinctive sign, carry arms openly and respect the laws and customs of war. 
Burkina Faso, Règlement de discipline générale dans les Forces Armées, Décret No. 94-159/IPRES/DEF, Ministère de la Défense, 1994, Article 35(1).